Dictionary.com

lichenous

[ lahy-kuh-nuhs ]
/ ˈlaɪ kə nəs /
Save This Word!

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling a lichen.
covered with lichens.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of lichenous

First recorded in 1815–25; lichen + -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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
FEEDBACK