verb (used with object)
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Origin of lichen
OTHER WORDS FROM lichenli·chen·i·za·tion, nounli·chen·like, adjectiveun·li·chened, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lichenlichen , liken.
Words nearby lichen
Example sentences from the Web for lichen
It must be a sort of lichen; exposure to the sun seems to cure it, and this leads me to take long walks therein.
Bosses of rock thrust themselves forward, patched with lichen and moss, seamed and fringed with fern and heath.Foes|Mary Johnston
In places it supplants the heath, the ground is concealed by lichen only, which crunches under the foot like hoar-frost.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
Lichen: a kind of flowerless plant that grows on stones, trees, boards, etc.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
But it certainly did show a good deal of delicate feeling and remembrance when Sarah Strong sent you the lichen.Kathie's Soldiers|Amanda Minnie Douglas