oakmoss
noun Date: 1921 any of several lichens (as Evernia prunastri) that grow on oak trees and yield a resin used in perfumery

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  • Oakmoss — Taxobox name = Oakmoss image width = 200px regnum = Fungi phylum = Ascomycota classis = Lecanoromycetes ordo = Lecanorales familia = Parmeliaceae genus = Evernia species = E. prunastri binomial = Evernia prunastri binomial authority = (L.)… …   Wikipedia

  • oakmoss — /ohk maws , mos /, n. a lichen, Evernia pranastri, growing on oak and other trees, yielding a resin used in the manufacture of perfumes. [1920 25; OAK + MOSS] * * * …   Universalium

  • oakmoss — noun Evernia prunastri, a lichen found primarily on oak trees …   Wiktionary

  • oakmoss — oak•moss [[t]ˈoʊkˌmɔs, ˌmɒs[/t]] n. fng a lichen, Evernia pranastri, growing on oak and other trees, yielding a resin used in the manufacture of perfumes • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • oakmoss — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of several lichens that grow on oak trees and yield a resin used in perfumery * * * /ohk maws , mos /, n. a lichen, Evernia pranastri, growing on oak and other trees, yielding a resin used in the manufacture of perfumes.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Evernia prunastri — Oakmoss Scientific classification Kingdom: Fungi Phylum …   Wikipedia

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

  • Parmeliaceae — Parmelia cunninghammii, photographed in New Zealand. Scale bar = 1 cm. Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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