jelly lichen

noun

Definition of jelly lichen

: a lichen with a gelatinous thallus especially : any of numerous lichens having an algal component belonging to the genus Nostoc

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“Jelly lichen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jelly%20lichen. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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