[lahy-kuh-nuh s]


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

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

Historical Examples of lichenous

  • 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

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

    Stamped Caution

    Raymond Zinke Gallun