Meaning of “lichen” in the English Dictionary

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lichennoun [ C ]

/ˈlɑɪ·kən/

biology a type of organism that consists of an alga (= plant without leaves or roots) and a fungus (= plant without leaves, flowers, or color) growing together

(Definition of “lichen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)