[ lahy-kuh-nuh s ]
/ ˈlaɪ kə nəs /


of, relating to, or resembling a lichen.
covered with lichens.

Nearby words

  1. lichenin,
  2. lichenoid,
  3. lichenoid dermatosis,
  4. lichenoid keratosis,
  5. lichenology,
  6. lichfield,
  7. lichi,
  8. licht,
  9. lichtenstein,
  10. lichtenstein, roy

Origin of lichenous

First recorded in 1815–25; lichen + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lichenous

  • We stumbled away into it, taking cover under some lichenous bushes, while we looked for the highway.

    Stamped Caution|Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • 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