- the body; the trunk.
- a dead body; corpse.
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Lichen, lī′ken, lich′en, n. one of an order of cellular flowerless plants: an eruption on the skin.
Word Origin and History for lich
also litch, lych, "body, corpse," southern England dialectal survival of Old English lic "body, dead body, corpse," cognate with Old Frisian lik, Dutch lijk, Old High German lih, German leiche "dead body," Old Norse lik, Danish lig, Gothic leik, from Proto-Germanic *likow. Cf. litch-gate "roofed gate to a churchyard under which a bier is placed to await the coming of the clergyman."