Lycopodium powder
Lycopodium Ly`co*po"di*um, n. [NL., from Gr. ? wolf + ?, ?, a foot.] (Bot.) A genus of mosslike plants, the type of the order {Lycopodiace[ae]}; club moss. [1913 Webster]

{Lycopodium powder}, a fine powder or dust composed of the spores of {Lycopodium}, and other plants of the order {Lycopodiace[ae]}. It is highly inflammable, and is sometimes used in the manufacture of fireworks, and the artificial representation of lightning. [1913 Webster]


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