Peltigera

noun Pel·tig·era \pelˈtijərə\

Definition of Peltigera

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

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Origin and Etymology of peltigera

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


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