Definition of ground pine in English:

ground pine

noun

  • 1A small, yellow-flowered Eurasian plant of the mint family that resembles a pine seedling in appearance and smell.

    • ‘Following fencing, scrub clearance and introduction of sheep grazing a good chalk grassland flora is starting to re-establish including the rare ground pine which relies on sheep grazing to survive.’
  • 2A North American club moss with small, shiny leaves, resembling a miniature conifer and growing typically in coniferous woodland.

    • ‘This order includes the recent genus Lycopodium (known commonly as club moss, ground pine, or ‘wolf foot,’), with some 200 living species.’
    • ‘The delicately branched woodland horsetail and two ground pines (fan club moss and running club moss) also grow here.’

Pronunciation:

ground pine

/ɡround pīn/