lycopod

noun
ly·​co·​pod | \ˈlī-kə-ˌpäd \

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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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