lichenous

lichenous

[lahy-kuh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a lichen.
2.
covered with lichens.

Origin:
1815–25; lichen + -ous

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lichen (ˈlaɪkən, ˈlɪtʃən)
 
n
1.  an organism that is formed by the symbiotic association of a fungus and an alga or cyanobacterium and occurs as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks, bare ground, etc. Lichens are now classified as a phylum of fungi (Mycophycophyta)
2.  pathol any of various eruptive disorders of the skin
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek leikhēn, from leikhein to lick]
 
'lichened
 
adj
 
'lichen-like
 
adj
 
'lichenoid
 
adj
 
'lichenous
 
adj
 
'lichenose
 
adj

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