from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A brittle, grayish-brown lichen (Cetraria islandica) of Arctic and alpine regions, sometimes used as a food or in medicine.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun etc. See the nouns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Bot.) 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
lichen, Cetraria islandica, that resembles a moss.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun 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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