Selaginella Definition

sə-lăjə-nĕlə
noun
Any of a genus (Selaginella) of small-leaved lycopods, having two kinds of spores borne in cones at the tips of the branches.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
genus Selaginella
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Selaginellaceae "” the spike mosses.

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Origin of Selaginella

  • New Latin Selāginella genus name from Latin selāgō selāgin- a plant resembling savin, probably a kind of club moss or selaginella

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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