Lecidea

noun
Le·cid·ea | \ lə̇ˈsidēə \

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

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Other words from Lecidea

lecideaceous \lə̇¦sidē¦āshəs \ adjective
lecideiform \lə̇ˈsidēəˌfȯrm \ adjective
lecideine \-ēə̇n \ adjective
lecidioid \-ēˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Lecidea

New Latin, from Greek lekid-, lekis, diminutive of lekos dish

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