/luy"keuh neuhs/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a lichen.
2. covered with lichens.
[1815-25; LICHEN + -OUS]

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  • Lichenous — Li chen*ous (l[imac] k[e^]n*[u^]s), a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, lichens; abounding in lichens; covered with lichens. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lichenous — adjective see lichen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lichenous — adjective a) Covered in lichen. b) Of or resembling lichen …   Wiktionary

  • lichenous — adj. of or pertaining to lichens; covered with lichens; of or pertaining to lichen (skin disease) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lichenous — li·chen·ous …   English syllables

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