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Related to club moss: Lycopodium
club mossor club·moss (klŭb′môs′, -mŏs′)
Any of various small evergreen vascular plants of the family Lycopodiaceae, having needle-like leaves and reproducing by spores.
[From the club-shaped strobili of some species.]
(Plants) any mosslike tracheophyte plant of the phylum Lycopodophyta, having erect or creeping stems covered with tiny overlapping leaves
1. any of various low, seedless, evergreen plants of the phylum Lycophyta, having a single vascular strand.
2. Also called lycopod. any club moss of the genus Lycopodium, bearing cones at the tips of erect branches, as the ground pine.
Any of various primitive plants that resemble mosses and reproduce by spores, but have tissues (known as vascular tissues) that conduct fluids. Club mosses live in moist environments, have evergreen needle-like leaves, and often resemble miniature conifers. They live in tropical and temperate regions, with many tropical species growing in trees as epiphytes.
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|Noun||1.||club moss - primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles|
fern ally - pteridophytes of other classes than Filicopsida
class Lycopodiate, class Lycopsida, Lycopodiate, Lycopsida - club mosses and related forms: includes Lycopodiales; Isoetales; Selaginellales; and extinct Lepidodendrales; sometimes considered a subdivision of Tracheophyta
fir clubmoss, little clubmoss, Lycopodium selago, mountain clubmoss - of northern Europe and America; resembling a miniature fir
Christmas green, ground pine - any of several club mosses having long creeping stems and erect branches