genus Lycopodium

noun
type and sole genus of the Lycopodiaceae; erect or creeping evergreen plants often used for Christmas decorations
Syn: ↑Lycopodium
Hypernyms: ↑fern genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Lycopodiaceae, ↑family Lycopodiaceae, ↑clubmoss family

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