crottle
crottle \crottle\ n. see {crottal}.

Syn: crottal, crotal. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • crottle — crottal crottal n. any of several lichens of the genus Parmelia from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made. [Also spelled {crottle} and {crotal}.] Syn: . [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crottle — noun any of several lichens of the genus Parmelia from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made • Syn: ↑crottal, ↑crotal • Hypernyms: ↑lichen • Member Holonyms: ↑Parmelia, ↑genus Parmelia * * * crottle …   Useful english dictionary

  • crottle — SYN: cudbear …   Medical dictionary

  • crottle — [ krɒt(ə)l] (also crotal) noun a common lichen found on rocks, used in Scotland to make a dye for making tweed. [Parmelia saxatilis and other species.] Origin C18: from Sc. Gaelic and Ir. crotal, crotan …   English new terms dictionary

  • crottle — crot·tle …   English syllables

  • Parmelia — ▪ lichen       largest genus of foliose (leafy) lichens, which includes among its members the species commonly known as crottle and skull lichen. Crottle, the largest foliose lichen, resembles crumpled leather and sometimes grows 90 to 120… …   Universalium

  • crottal — noun any of several lichens of the genus Parmelia from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made • Syn: ↑crottle, ↑crotal • Hypernyms: ↑lichen • Member Holonyms: ↑Parmelia, ↑genus Parmelia * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parmelia — noun type genus of the Parmeliaceae; a large genus of chiefly alpine foliaceous lichens • Syn: ↑genus Parmelia • Hypernyms: ↑fungus genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Parmeliaceae, ↑family Parmeliaceae • …   Useful english dictionary

  • crotal — n. any of several lichens of the genus {Parmelia} from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made. Syn: crottle, crottal. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crotal — crottal crottal n. any of several lichens of the genus Parmelia from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made. [Also spelled {crottle} and {crotal}.] Syn: . [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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