crottle

noun
crot·​tle
variants: or less commonly crottal or crotal \ ˈkrätᵊl \
plural -s

Definition of crottle

Scottish
: any of several lichens from which dyes are made especially : a member of the genus Parmelia that yields reddish brown or purple dye often used in plural

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History and Etymology for crottle

Scottish Gaelic crotal; akin to Irish Gaelic crotal kernel, rind, crottle

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“Crottle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crottle. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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