plural noun Li·che·nes \līˈkē(ˌ)nēz\

Definition of Lichenes

  1. :  a major category of thallophytes comprising the lichens now usually treated as an independent group more or less coordinate with Algae and Fungi — compare lichenales

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Origin and Etymology of lichenes

New Latin, from plural of Latin lichen

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a trip made at another's expense

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