adjective see lichen

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  • Lichened — Li chened (l[imac] k[e^]nd), a. Belonging to, or covered with, lichens. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lichened — adjective Covered with lichen. The main knotty trunk seems to be made up of craggy granite boulders like those on which it stands, being about the same color as the mossy, lichened boulders and about as rough …   Wiktionary

  • lichened — lichen ► NOUN ▪ a simple plant consisting of a fungus living in close association with an alga, typically growing as a crust or covering on rocks, walls, and trees. DERIVATIVES lichened adjective lichenous adjective. ORIGIN Greek leikh n …   English terms dictionary

  • lichened — liˈchened adjective Covered with lichens • • • Main Entry: ↑lichen …   Useful english dictionary

  • lichen — noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek leichēn, lichēn, from leichein to lick Date: circa 1657 1. any of several skin diseases characterized by a papular eruption 2. any of numerous complex plantlike organisms made up of an alga and a fungus growing… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hylidae — Taxobox name = Hylidae fossil range = Fossil range|57|0 Paleocene – recent image width = 250px image caption = Red eyed Tree Frog, Agalychnis callidryas regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura familia = Hylidae familia …   Wikipedia

  • P. G. Wodehouse locations — The following is an incomplete compendium of the fictional locations featured in the stories of P. G. Wodehouse, in alphabetical order by place name. Contents 1 The Angler s Rest 2 Beckford 3 Belpher 4 …   Wikipedia

  • St Ervan — is a small rural parish in North Cornwall, England, UK.The parish church has a very unusual tower, it originally stood only 50 feet high and was built in the 14th/15th centuries. It had the upper part brought down by explosives in the 1880s, but… …   Wikipedia

  • melanin — melaninlike, adj. /mel euh nin/, n. any of a class of insoluble pigments, found in all forms of animal life, that account for the dark color of skin, hair, fur, scales, feathers, etc. [1835 45; MELAN + IN2] * * * Any of several organic compounds …   Universalium

  • lichen — noun /ˈlaɪkən/ Any of many symbiotic organisms, being associations of fungi and algae; often found as white or yellow patches on old walls, etc. The Beaches of Lukannon–the winter wheat so tall– The dripping, crinkled lichens, and the sea fog… …   Wiktionary

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