Iceland moss definition

  • noun:
    • A brittle, grayish-brown, Arctic lichen (Cetraria islandica) often utilized as a food or perhaps in medication.
    • A lichen, Cetraria islandica, that resembles a moss.
    • a lichen. See Iceland Moss.
    • an such like. See the nouns.
    • lichen with branched flattened partially erect thallus that grows in mountainous and Arctic areas; utilized as a medicine or meals for people and livestock; a source of glycerol
  • others:
    • some sort of lichen (Cetraria Icelandica) found from Arctic regions into North Temperate area. It furnishes a nutritious jelly alongside forms of food, and is used in pulmonary issues as a demulcent.

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