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lichen

noun

1 lichen

Any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks.

Roget 367: vegetable, vegetable kingdom; flora, verdure.    plant; tree, shrub, bush; creeper; herb, herbage; grass.    annual; ... show more

Polish: liszaj



2 lichen

Any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc..

Dutch: korstmos
Polish: porost


Moby thesaurus: acne, acne vulgaris, algae, autophyte, bean, bracken, brown algae, climber, conferva, confervoid, creeper, dermamycosis, dermatitis, dermatosis, diatom, eczema, elephantiasis, epithelioma, erysipelas, erythema ... show more.

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