ground pine

noun

Definition of ground pine

1 : a yellow-flowered European bugle (Ajuga chamaepitys) with a resinous odor
2 : any of several club mosses (especially Lycopodium clavatum and L. complanatum) with long creeping stems and erect branches

First Known Use of ground pine

1551, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ground pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground%20pine. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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