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(Definition of “lichen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lichennoun [ C ]


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)