selaginella

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noun se·lag·i·nel·la \sə-ˌla-jə-ˈne-lə\

Definition of selaginella

  1. :  any of a genus (Selaginella) of mosslike lower tracheophytes that are related to or grouped with the club mosses and have scalelike leaves and produce one-celled sporangia containing both megaspores and microspores

Origin and Etymology of selaginella

New Latin, from Latin selagin-, selago, a plant resembling the savin


First Known Use: 1891


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