lycopod

noun

ly·​co·​pod ˈlī-kə-ˌpäd How to pronounce lycopod (audio)

Examples of lycopod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flowers had not evolved, and the ground was dominated by primitive plants called lycopods (ancestors of club mosses and quillworts). Sarah Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, 30 May 2018

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin Lycopodium

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lycopod was in 1861

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“Lycopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lycopod. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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