From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Lepidodendron \Lep'i*do*den"dron\ (-dr[o^]n), noun [NL., fr. Gr. lepi's -i'dos, a scale + de'ndron tree.] (Paleon.) A genus of fossil trees of the Devonian and Carboniferous ages, having the exterior marked with scars, mostly in quincunx order, produced by the separation of the leafstalks.
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