reindeer lichen
noun see reindeer moss

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • reindeer lichen — noun an erect greyish branching lichen of Arctic and even some north temperate regions constituting the chief food for reindeer and caribou and sometimes being eaten by humans • Syn: ↑reindeer moss, ↑arctic moss, ↑Cladonia rangiferina • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lichen — For other uses, see Lichen (disambiguation). Lichenes from Ernst Haeckel s Artforms of Nature, 1904 …   Wikipedia

  • reindeer moss — noun an erect greyish branching lichen of Arctic and even some north temperate regions constituting the chief food for reindeer and caribou and sometimes being eaten by humans • Syn: ↑reindeer lichen, ↑arctic moss, ↑Cladonia rangiferina •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reindeer moss — noun A lichen, Cladonia rangiferina, that grows in areas of alpine tundra. They passed alder swamps and bamboo groves and pale green reindeer moss. Syn: reindeer lichen …   Wiktionary

  • lichen — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. fungus growth, fungus alga, thallophyte, epiphyte, symbiont; see also plant . Types of lichen include: foliaceous, crustaceous, fruticose, geLatinous, Iceland moss, reindeer moss, reindeer lichen, Rocella tinctoria, Rocella… …   English dictionary for students

  • reindeer moss — noun Date: circa 1753 a gray, erect, tufted, and much branched lichen (Cladonia rangiferina) that forms extensive patches in arctic and north temperate regions, constitutes a large part of the food of caribou, and is sometimes eaten by humans… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Reindeer hunting in Greenland — is of great importance to the Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) and sporting hunters, both residents and tourists. Reindeer (Caribou) are an important source of meat, and harvesting them has always played an important role in the history, culture, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Reindeer — Rein deer (r?n d?r), n. [Icel. hreinn reindeer + E. deer. Icel. hreinn is of Lapp or Finnish origin; cf. Lappish reino pasturage.] [Formerly written also {raindeer}, and {ranedeer}.] (Zool.) Any ruminant of the genus {Rangifer}, of the Deer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reindeer moss — Reindeer Rein deer (r?n d?r), n. [Icel. hreinn reindeer + E. deer. Icel. hreinn is of Lapp or Finnish origin; cf. Lappish reino pasturage.] [Formerly written also {raindeer}, and {ranedeer}.] (Zool.) Any ruminant of the genus {Rangifer}, of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reindeer period — Reindeer Rein deer (r?n d?r), n. [Icel. hreinn reindeer + E. deer. Icel. hreinn is of Lapp or Finnish origin; cf. Lappish reino pasturage.] [Formerly written also {raindeer}, and {ranedeer}.] (Zool.) Any ruminant of the genus {Rangifer}, of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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