lecanora

noun lec·a·no·ra \ˌlekəˈnōrə, -nȯrə\

Definition of lecanora

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any lichen of the genus Lecanora

lecanoraceous

\¦lekə(ˌ)nō¦rāshəs, -nȯ¦-\ adjective

lecanorine

\¦lekə¦nō|rə̇n, -nȯ|, |ˌrēn\ adjective

lecanoroid

\|ˌrȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lecanora

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


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