Definition of Lecidea
: a large genus (the type of the family Lecideaceae) of crustose lichens found on rocks and tree trunks and distinguished by the usually dark hypothecium
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of lecidea
New Latin, from Greek lekid-, lekis, diminutive of lekos dish — more at balance
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Lecidea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).