Share this entry
clubmoss Line breaks: club|moss
Pronunciation: /ˈklʌbmɒs/

Definition of clubmoss in English:


A low-growing flowerless plant that resembles a large moss, having branching stems with undivided leaves.
  • Class Lycopsida, division Pteridophyta: three living families, in particular Lycopodiaceae and Selaginellaceae (the lesser clubmosses)
Example sentences
  • Extant vascular plants range from clubmosses and ferns and their allies (such as whisk ferns and horsetails) to complex seed plants, comprising gymnosperms and angiosperms.
  • At left is a picture of the clubmoss Lycopodium obscurum showing the habit of the plant and position of the strobili, or cones.
  • On the other hand, the trait ‘megaphyll’ (as opposed to ‘microphyll’) unites the fern and the flowering plant into a group, excluding the clubmoss.
Definition of clubmoss in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources