Definition of lycopod in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪkə(ʊ)pɒd/


A clubmoss, especially a lycopodium. Giant lycopods the size of trees were common in the Carboniferous period.
  • Class Lycopsida: several families.
Example sentences
  • Coal forests of giant lycopods, calamites, pteridophytes and ferns cover the tropical landmasses.
  • The largest of these primitive ‘trees’ were giant lycopods reaching upwards of 20 meters, but most of the plants grew to less than a meter above the ground.
  • The earliest of the vascular plants are the pteridophytes and lycopods.


Mid 19th century: anglicized form of lycopodium.

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