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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any thallophytic plant of a particular division; Any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling moss growing on rocks.

Usage examples (31)
  • It is a bit of lichen from the nameless grave of one of the first settlers here.
  • I love old graveyards, especially when the stones are weathered and covered in lichen or ivy.
  • Wheeler wrapped them in lichen he'd picked around camp ( "There must be iodine and iron in those plants!"), and the sores vanished.
  • Others are symbiotic, such as lichen, which is a combination of fungus and a green alga or a cyanobacterium. for more
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