lec·​a·​no·​ra | \ ˌlekəˈnōrə, -nȯrə \

Definition of lecanora

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Lecanoraceae) of crustaceous lichens that have apothecia in which the disk is surrounded by a pale margin and that are sometimes used for dyeing or for food — see archil, manna lichen
2 plural -s : any lichen of the genus Lecanora

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Other Words from lecanora

lecanoraceous \ ¦lekə(ˌ)nō¦rāshəs , -​nȯ¦-​ \ adjective
lecanorine \ ¦lekə¦nō|rə̇n , -​nȯ| , |ˌrēn \ adjective
lecanoroid \ |ˌrȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for lecanora

New Latin, from Greek lekanē basin + hōra beauty, grace; from the form and color of the apothecium

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“Lecanora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lecanora. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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