Lecidea geographica
Map Map (m[a^]p), n. [From F. mappe, in mappemonde map of the world, fr. L. mappa napkin, signal cloth; -- a Punic word. Cf. {Apron}, {Napkin}, {Nappe}.] 1. A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; -- usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are five principal kinds of projection used in making maps: the orthographic, the stereographic, the globuar, the conical, and the cylindrical, or Mercator's projection. See {Projection}. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map. [1913 Webster]

Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Map lichen} (Bot.), a lichen ({Lecidea geographica}.) growing on stones in curious maplike figures. --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]


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