Cladonia

noun Cla·do·nia \kləˈdōnyə, -nēə\

Definition of Cladonia

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of cladonia

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


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