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lichenous

[ lahy-kuh-nuhs ]
/ ˈlaɪ kə nəs /
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adjective
of, relating to, or resembling a lichen.
covered with lichens.
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Origin of lichenous

First recorded in 1815–25; lichen + -ous
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How to use lichenous in a sentence

  • One turns back to the still old house, and sees a grey and lichenous facade with a very finely arched entrance.

    Tono Bungay|H. G. Wells
  • Going on, I walked for some distance beneath a semi-arch of the wind-bowed lichenous thorns that grow upon the cliff-edge.

    A Poor Man's House|Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • The dry lichenous growth, crisp as cigar-ash, will carry the fire along like a train of gunpowder.

    Through Arctic Lapland|Cutcliffe Hyne
  • We stumbled away into it, taking cover under some lichenous bushes, while we looked for the highway.

    Stamped Caution|Raymond Zinke Gallun
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