HyperDic: lichen

English > 2 senses of the word lichen:
NOUNstatelichenany of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks
plantlichenany thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes
lichen > pronunciation
Soundslay'kahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > lichen: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAny of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks.
Narrowerlichen planus, lichen ruber planusAn eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighs
Broaderskin disease, disease of the skin, skin disorderA disease affecting the skin
Spanishliquen
Catalanliquen
English > lichen: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningAny thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc..
Member ofLichenes, division LichenesComprising the lichens which grow symbiotically with algae
NarrowerIceland moss, Iceland lichen, Cetraria islandicalichen with branched flattened partly erect thallus that grows in mountainous and Arctic regions
ascolichenA lichen in which the fungus component is an ascomycete
basidiolichenA lichen in which the fungus component is a basidiomycete
beard lichen, beard moss, Usnea barbatagreenish grey pendulous lichen growing on trees
crottle, crottal, crotalAny of several lichens of the genus Parmelia from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made
horsehair lichen, horsetail lichenAny of several lichens of the genus Alectoria having a thallus consisting of filaments resembling hair
lecanoraAny lichen of the genus Lecanora
reindeer moss, reindeer lichen, arctic moss, Cladonia rangiferinaAn erect greyish branching lichen of Arctic and even some north temperate regions constituting the chief food for reindeer and caribou and sometimes being eaten by humans
roccella, Roccella tinctoriaA source of the dye archil and of litmus
BroaderfungusAn organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter
Spanishlíquenes, liquen
Catalanliquen

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