Cladonia

noun

Cla·​do·​nia
kləˈdōnyə,
-nēə
: a genus (the type of the family Cladoniaceae) of lichens characterized by its crustose plant body and capitate fruiting bodies borne in simple or branched podetia see reindeer moss

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Greek kladon-, kladōn sprout (from Greek klados) + New Latin -ia

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“Cladonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cladonia. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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