ground-pine

ground pine

noun
1.
any of several species of club moss, especially Lycopodium obscurum or L. complanatum.
2.
a European herb, Ajuga chamaepitys, of the mint family, having a resinous odor.

Origin:
1545–55

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ground pine
 
n
1.  See also bugle a hairy plant, Ajuga chamaepitys, of Europe and N Africa, having two-lipped yellow flowers marked with red spots: family Lamiaceae (labiates). It smells of pine when crushed
2.  any of certain North American club mosses, esp Lycopodium obscurum

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