Peltigera

noun
Pel·​tig·​era | \ pelˈtijərə \

Definition of Peltigera

: a large genus (the type of the family Peltigeraceae) of foliaceous lichens with shield-shaped or tooth-shaped apothecia

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History and Etymology for Peltigera

New Latin, from pelti- (from pelta) + -gera (from Latin, feminine of -ger, from gerere to bear, wage, cherish)

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“Peltigera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peltigera. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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