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club-moss (n.)

1590s, from club (n.) + moss. So called for the club shape of its upright spore-cases.

updated on January 01, 2018

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Definitions of club-moss from WordNet

club-moss (n.)
primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles;
Synonyms: club moss / lycopod
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