lycopodium

lycopod

[lahy-kuh-pod]
noun
any erect or creeping, mosslike, evergreen plant of the genus Lycopodium, as the club moss or ground pine.
Also, lycopodium [lahy-kuh-poh-dee-uhm] .


Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin lycopodium, equivalent to Greek lýk(os) wolf + -o- -o- + Neo-Latin -podium -podium; allegedly so named from the claw-like shape of the root

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lycopod (ˈlaɪkəˌpɒd)
 
n
another name for a club moss, esp one of the genus Lycopodium

lycopodium (ˌlaɪkəˈpəʊdɪəm)
 
n
See also ground pine any club moss of the genus Lycopodium, resembling moss but having vascular tissue and spore-bearing cones: family Lycopodiaceae
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek, from lukos wolf + pous foot]

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