clubmoss
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]


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  • clubmoss — club moss or club moss (klŭbʹmôs , mŏs ) n. Any of various mostly small vascular plants of the genus Lycopodium, often resembling mosses and reproducing by spores.   [From the club shaped strobiles on some species of this plant.] * * * …   Universalium

  • clubmoss — n. flowerless plant that grows low and resembles large moss …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clubmoss — noun a low growing flowerless plant belonging to a group of pteridophytes resembling large mosses. [Class Lycopsida: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • clubmoss — n. any pteridophyte of the family Lycopodiaceae, bearing upright spikes of spore cases …   Useful english dictionary

  • clubmoss family — noun a family of ferns belonging to the order Lycopodiales • Syn: ↑Lycopodiaceae, ↑family Lycopodiaceae • Hypernyms: ↑fern family • Member Holonyms: ↑Lycopodiales, ↑order Lycopodiales …   Useful english dictionary

  • fir clubmoss — noun of northern Europe and America; resembling a miniature fir • Syn: ↑mountain clubmoss, ↑little clubmoss, ↑Lycopodium selago • Hypernyms: ↑club moss, ↑club moss, ↑lycopod …   Useful english dictionary

  • little clubmoss — noun of northern Europe and America; resembling a miniature fir • Syn: ↑fir clubmoss, ↑mountain clubmoss, ↑Lycopodium selago • Hypernyms: ↑club moss, ↑club moss, ↑lycopod …   Useful english dictionary

  • mountain clubmoss — noun of northern Europe and America; resembling a miniature fir • Syn: ↑fir clubmoss, ↑little clubmoss, ↑Lycopodium selago • Hypernyms: ↑club moss, ↑club moss, ↑lycopod …   Useful english dictionary

  • toothed clubmoss — dantytasis atgiris statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pataisinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Huperzia serrata), paplitęs Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Huperzia serrata angl. toothed clubmoss šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • little clubmoss — eglūninė selaginelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Selaginelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Selaginella tamariscina), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Selaginella tamariscina angl. little clubmoss… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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