[ lahy-kuh-nuhs ]

  1. of, relating to, or resembling a lichen.

  2. covered with lichens.

Origin of lichenous

First recorded in 1815–25; lichen + -ous

Words Nearby lichenous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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