plural noun
Li·​che·​nes | \ līˈkē(ˌ)nēz \

Definition of Lichenes

: 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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History and Etymology for Lichenes

New Latin, from plural of Latin lichen

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“Lichenes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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