Graphis

noun
\ ˈgrafə̇s , -rāf- \

Definition of Graphis 

: a genus (the type of the family Graphidaceae) of grayish white crustaceous lichens that occur on bark

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History and Etymology for Graphis

New Latin, from Latin, drawing, design, from Late Greek, painting, embroidery, from Greek, stylus, from graphein to write; from the appearance of the apothecia

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