from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of parmeliaceous lichens having a fruticulose or pendulous thallus, and apothecia with a concave disk of a color different from that of the thallus. Evernia Prunastri is used for dyeing, and was formerly used, ground down with starch, for hair-powder.

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  • n. lichens of the family Usneaceae having a pendulous or shrubby thallus


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