manna lichen
manna lichen manna lichen n. Any of several Old World semicrustaceous or shrubby lecanoras that roll up and are blown about over African and Arabian deserts and used as food by people and animals; same as {manna}[2]. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • manna lichen — Manna Man na (m[a^]n n[.a]), n. [L., fr. Gr. ma nna, Heb. m[=a]n; cf. Ar. mann, properly, gift (of heaven).] 1. (Script.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food. Ex.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manna lichen — noun any of several Old World partially crustaceous or shrubby lecanoras that roll up and are blown about over African and Arabian deserts and used as food by people and animals • Hypernyms: ↑lecanora * * * noun 1. : any of several Old World… …   Useful english dictionary

  • manna lichen — any of several crustose lichens of the genus Lecanora, esp. L. esculenta, found in the African and Arabian deserts, used for food by humans and other animals. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Manna — Man na (m[a^]n n[.a]), n. [L., fr. Gr. ma nna, Heb. m[=a]n; cf. Ar. mann, properly, gift (of heaven).] 1. (Script.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food. Ex. xvi. 15 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manna insect — Manna Man na (m[a^]n n[.a]), n. [L., fr. Gr. ma nna, Heb. m[=a]n; cf. Ar. mann, properly, gift (of heaven).] 1. (Script.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food. Ex.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manna — • The food miraculously sent to the Israelites during their forty years sojourn in the desert (Ex., xvi; Num., xi, 6 9) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Manna     Manna      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • MANNA — (Heb. מָן), referred to as bread from heaven (Ex. 16:4; cf. Ps. 105:40). Manna is described in Exodus as coming down in the wilderness of Sinai within the area of the Israelites encampment every morning except on Sabbaths in the form of a fine,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • manna — /man euh/, n. 1. the food miraculously supplied to the Israelites in the wilderness. Ex. 16:14 36. 2. any sudden or unexpected help, advantage, or aid to success. 3. divine or spiritual food. 4. the exudation of the ash Fraxinus ornus and related …   Universalium

  • Australian manna — Manna Man na (m[a^]n n[.a]), n. [L., fr. Gr. ma nna, Heb. m[=a]n; cf. Ar. mann, properly, gift (of heaven).] 1. (Script.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food. Ex.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Briancon manna — Manna Man na (m[a^]n n[.a]), n. [L., fr. Gr. ma nna, Heb. m[=a]n; cf. Ar. mann, properly, gift (of heaven).] 1. (Script.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food. Ex.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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