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1. A plant of the genus Lycopodium, which includes many of the club mosses.
2. The yellowish powdery spores of certain club mosses, especially Lycopodium clavatum, formerly used in fireworks and explosives and as a covering for pills.
(Plants) any club moss of the genus Lycopodium, resembling moss but having vascular tissue and spore-bearing cones: family Lycopodiaceae. See also ground pine2
[C18: New Latin, from Greek, from lukos wolf + pous foot]
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|Noun||1.||Lycopodium - type and sole genus of the Lycopodiaceae; erect or creeping evergreen plants often used for Christmas decorations|
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies