rock tripe

noun

Definition of rock tripe 

: any of various dark leathery umbilicate foliose lichens (as of the genus Umbilicaria) that are widely distributed on rocks in boreal and alpine areas and are sometimes used as food

First Known Use of rock tripe

1854, in the meaning defined above

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