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Club moss

Club moss --> lycopodium

(Science: botany) a genus of mosslike plants, the type of the order Lycopodiaceae; club moss. Lycopodium powder, a fine powder or dust composed of the spores of lycopodium, and other plants of the order Lycopodiaceae. It is highly inflammable, and is sometimes used in the manufacture of fireworks, and the artificial representation of lightning.

Origin: NL, from gr. Wolf _, a foot.


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Ferns and their life cycle

... ancestors. Lignin and vascular tissue first evolved in relatives of club moss, and some extinct species stoode 40 meters (130 feet) high. Among modern seed plants, ...

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