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Definition of "stag-horn" []

  • A common club-moss, Lycopodium clavatum. Also stag's-horn. (noun)
  • A madrepore coral, Madrepora cervicornis and related species, used for ornament. See cut under Madrepore. (noun)

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Use "stag-horn" in a sentence
  • "It was, in truth, a ferocious-looking implement, with a carved, stag-horn handle and long, serrated blade."
  • "There was the smell of snow in the air, and the moss pools were frozen hard, and beautiful it was to see the stag-horn moss entombed in the clear ice, and the wee water-plants, pale and cold and pitiful, at the bottom of the pools."
  • "The dining hall was prettily decorated with stag-horn, moss, and flowers, and laid out with tables bearing, on one side of the room, a "heavy dinner" for those who had been toiling at the "Bee," and on the other side a light repast for other visitors."