crottle

noun crot·tle
variants: or less commonly crottal or crotal \ˈkrätᵊl\

Definition of crottle

plural -s
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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Origin and Etymology of crottle

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


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