Iceland moss

noun
Ice·​land moss | \ ˈīs-lən(d)- How to pronounce Iceland moss (audio) , -ˌlan(d)- \

Definition of Iceland moss

: a lichen (Cetraria islandica) of mountainous and arctic regions sometimes used in medicine or as food

First Known Use of Iceland moss

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Iceland moss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iceland%20moss. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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Iceland moss

noun
Ice·​land moss | \ ˌī-slən(d)-ˈmȯs, ˌī-ˌslan(d)- How to pronounce Iceland moss (audio) \

Medical Definition of Iceland moss

: a lichen of the genus Cetraria (C. islandica) of mountainous and arctic regions sometimes used in medicine or as food

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