crottles definition

  • noun:
    • Various lichens gathered for dyeing.
  • noun-plural:
    • A name given to various lichens collected for dyeing. See crottal.
  • others:
    • Crumbs.
    • Dung; excrement, at the time of the sheep, goat, or hare.
    • A name offered in Scotland and in some areas of England to numerous species of lichens utilized in dyeing, distinguished as black colored, brown, white, etc., crottles.

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