wolf's moss


Definition of wolf's moss

  1. :  a yellow lichen (Letharia vulpina) of arctic and alpine regions sometimes used for a dye

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Origin and Etymology of wolf's moss

probably so called from its having been used to poison wolves

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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