Definition of selaginella in English:

selaginella

noun

  • A creeping mosslike plant of a genus that includes the lesser club mosses.

    • ‘Also found here is shining club moss, which has membrane-like leaves and spore cases hidden at the base of each leaf, and the spike moss northern selaginella, which has short, needlelike, evergreen leaves.’
    • ‘The possibilities are endless - with a little bit of winter heat, you could grow pleiones and other terrestrial orchids; with permanent shading you could collect ferns, selaginellas and woodland plants like Soldanella.’

Origin

Modern Latin, diminutive of Latin selago club moss.

Pronunciation:

selaginella

/səˌlajəˈnelə/