oakmoss

[ ohk-maws, -mos ]
/ ˈoʊkˌmɔs, -ˌmɒs /

noun

a lichen, Evernia pranastri, growing on oak and other trees, yielding a resin used in the manufacture of perfumes.

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Origin of oakmoss

First recorded in 1920–25; oak + moss
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