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club moss

any plant of the genus Lycopodium.
Origin of club moss
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • But these are the very matters with which Nature supplied the club-moss which made the coal.

  • His "feather" is the Traveller's Joy, his "hatband" the club-moss.

    The Dukeries R. Murray Gilchrist
  • The forests of the coal period, with their giant reeds and club-moss trees, must have made a strange picture.

    Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson
  • The girl come to me slowly, stooped and tore from the ground a strand of club-moss.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • The bracken and the club-moss of our British moors grow associated with tree-ferns.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • The seeds of the common club-moss (Lycopodium clavatum) are used at the theatres to imitate lightning.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • But coal is as much an essential condition of this growth and development as carbonic acid is for that of a club-moss.

  • There are many kinds of ground evergreens, most of them members of the Lycopodiaceæ, or club-moss family.

British Dictionary definitions for club-moss

club moss

any mosslike tracheophyte plant of the phylum Lycopodophyta, having erect or creeping stems covered with tiny overlapping leaves
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