Definition of Club moss

1. Noun. Primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles.

Definition of Club moss

1. Noun. Any of various simple microphyllous vascular plants, of the family Lycopodiaceae, that resemble mosses and produce spores. ¹

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Medical Definition of Club moss

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Club Moss

club car
club drug
club drugs
club fender
club foot
club fungus
club hair
club haul
club head
club kid
club kids
club member
club moss (current term)
club mosses
club nine
club sandwich
club sandwiches
club soda
club sodas
club steak
clubbed digits
clubbed fingers

Literary usage of Club moss

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1. Flora of the southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"LYCOPODIUM, L. CLUB-MOSS. Sporangia of one kind, coriaceous, commonly kidney-shaped, opening transversely into two valves and containing minute powdery ..."

2. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"Club-Moss Family. LYCOPODIUM L. 83. L. alpinum L. Alpine Club-moss. ... L. annotinum L. Stiff Club-moss. Woods. Petoskey to L. Superior; St. Clair Co., ..."

3. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Common Club-Moss. Description.—Spore-cases reniform, coriaceous, 1-celled, 2-valved, in spikes at the summit of the branches. A low perennial. ..."

4. Carmina Gadelica: Hymns and Incantations with Illustrative Notes on Words by Alexander Carmichael (1900)
"... CLUB-MOSS THE club-moss is on my person, No harm nor mishap can me befall; No sprite shall slay me, no arrow shall wound me, No fay nor dun water-nymph ..."

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