lycopod

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

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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, "Meet the 240-million-year-old 'mother of all lizards'," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of lycopod

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lycopod

New Latin Lycopodium

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“Lycopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lycopod. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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