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  • n. a precious stone said to be found in the gizzard of cocks

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cockstone; a peculiar stone, erroneously supposed to be sometimes found in the stomach or liver of an aged cock or capon. Many imaginary virtues were attributed to it.
  • n. A genus of lichens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lichens having dark brown erect or pendulous much-branched cylindrical thallus


Latin alectoria, formed from Greek αλεκτρυων ‘cock’. (Wiktionary)


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