reindeer moss


reindeer moss

noun

Definition of REINDEER MOSS

:  a gray, erect, tufted, and much-branched lichen (Cladonia rangiferina) that forms extensive patches in arctic and north-temperate regions, constitutes a large part of the food of caribou, and is sometimes eaten by humans —called also reindeer lichen

First Known Use of REINDEER MOSS

circa 1753

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