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usnea

[uhs-nee-uh] /ˈʌs ni ə/
noun
1.
any pale-green or gray, mosslike lichen of the genus Usnea, common on rocks and trees.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Neo-Latin, Medieval Latin < Arabic or Persian ushnah
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