: a genus of fruticose lichens (family Usneaceae) that have a thallus with flattened usually tufted lobes which are more or less dichotomously branched and that include several (as R. fraxinea) which are sources of dyes or perfume

Word History


New Latin, from Latin ramale twigs, brushwood (from ramus branch + -ale, neuter of -alis -al) + New Latin -ina

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“Ramalina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ramalina. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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