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lycopod

[lahy-kuh-pod] /ˈlaɪ kəˌpɒd/
noun
1.
any erect or creeping, mosslike, evergreen plant of the genus Lycopodium, as the club moss or ground pine.
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[lahy-kuh-poh-dee-uh m] /ˌlaɪ kəˈpoʊ di əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1700-1710
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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lycopodium

/ˌlaɪkəˈpəʊdɪəm/
noun
1.
any club moss of the genus Lycopodium, resembling moss but having vascular tissue and spore-bearing cones: family Lycopodiaceae See also ground pine (sense 2)
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from Greek, from lukos wolf + pous foot

lycopod

/ˈlaɪkəˌpɒd/
noun
1.
another name for a club moss, esp one of the genus Lycopodium
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