/luy"keuh pod'/, n.
any erect or creeping, mosslike, evergreen plant of the genus Lycopodium, as the club moss or ground pine.
Also, lycopodium /luy'keuh poh"dee euhm/.
[1700-10; < NL lycopodium, equiv. to Gk lýk(os) wolf + -o- -O- + NL -podium -PODIUM; allegedly so named from the claw-like shape of the root]

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