1. lichen

noun. ['ˈlaɪkən'] any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc..


  • crotal
  • Iceland moss
  • crottal
  • arctic moss
  • horsetail lichen
  • roccella
  • division Lichenes
  • crottle
  • reindeer moss
  • beard moss
  • basidiolichen
  • Cetraria islandica
  • horsehair lichen
  • Iceland lichen
  • reindeer lichen
  • Usnea barbata
  • ascolichen
  • Lichenes
  • fungus
  • beard lichen
  • Cladonia rangiferina
  • lecanora

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Words that Rhyme with Lichen

  • vandyken
  • steichen
  • graichen
  • lykin
  • lycan
  • liken
  • leiken
  • heiken
  • geiken
  • eichen

Example sentences of the word lichen

1. Noun, singular or mass
Spray the lichen with the dissolved baking soda in late winter or early spring.

2. Adjective
You can also get lichen planus in your mouth or develop ridges on your fingernails.

Quotes containing the word lichen

1. Of what a strange nature is knowledge! It clings to a mind when it has once seized on it like a lichen on a rock."- Frankenstein p115
- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

2. Consider the Lichen. Lichens are just about the hardiest visible organisms on Earth, but the least ambitious.
- Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

2. lichen

noun. ['ˈlaɪkən'] any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks.


  • lichen ruber planus
  • skin disease
  • skin disorder
  • lichen planus