from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brittle, grayish-brown, Arctic lichen (Cetraria islandica) sometimes used as a food or in medicine.
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- n. A lichen, Cetraria islandica, that resembles a moss.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A kind of lichen (Cetraria Icelandica) found from the Arctic regions to the North Temperate zone. It furnishes a nutritious jelly and other forms of food, and is used in pulmonary complaints as a demulcent.
- n. a lichen. See Iceland Moss.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See the nouns.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lichen with branched flattened partly erect thallus that grows in mountainous and Arctic regions; used as a medicine or food for humans and livestock; a source of glycerol
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