alectoria definition

  • noun:
    • a precious rock said to be based in the gizzard of dicks
    • Cockstone; a peculiar rock, erroneously allowed to be sometimes based in the stomach or liver of an aged dick or capon. Many fictional virtues had been attributed to it.
    • A genus of lichens.
    • lichens having brownish erect or pendulous much-branched cylindrical thallus

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