club moss
club moss club" moss`, clubmoss clubmoss . (Bot.) a primitive evergreen mosslike plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles, much used in winter decoration. The best known species is {Lycopodium clavatum}, but other {Lycopodia} are often called by this name. The spores form a highly inflammable powder.

Syn: club moss, lycopod. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • club moss — n any of an order (Lycopodiales) of primitive vascular plants including several (genus Lycopodium) whose spores are used as a dusting powder and to coat pills * * * 1. any moss of the genus Lycopodium; some species have their spores inside small… …   Medical dictionary

  • club moss — club′ moss n. 1) pln any of various low, seedless, evergreen plants of the phylum Lycophyta, having a single vascular strand 2) pln Also called lycopod any club moss of the genus Lycopodium , bearing cones at the tips of erect branches, as the… …   From formal English to slang

  • club moss — [klub′môs΄] n. LYCOPOD …   English World dictionary

  • club moss — noun primitive evergreen moss like plant with spores in club shaped strobiles • Syn: ↑club moss, ↑lycopod • Hypernyms: ↑fern ally • Hyponyms: ↑shining clubmoss, ↑Lycopodium lucidulum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • club moss — any plant of the genus Lycopodium. [1590 1600] * * * Any of about 200 species of primitive vascular plants that constitute the genus Lycopodium (order Lycopodiales), mainly native to tropical mountains but also common in northern forests of both… …   Universalium

  • club-moss — noun primitive evergreen moss like plant with spores in club shaped strobiles • Syn: ↑club moss, ↑lycopod • Hypernyms: ↑fern ally • Hyponyms: ↑shining clubmoss, ↑Lycopodium lucidulum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • club moss — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • club moss — noun Date: 1597 any of an order (Lycopodiales) of primitive vascular plants (as ground pine) often with the sporangia borne in club shaped strobili …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • club moss — noun Any of various simple microphyllous vascular plants, of the family Lycopodiaceae, that resemble mosses and produce spores. Syn: lycopod, lycopodium …   Wiktionary

  • club moss — /klʌb ˈmɒs/ (say klub mos) noun any plant of the genus Lycopodium …   Australian English dictionary

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