reindeer lichen


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Related to reindeer lichen: reindeer moss, Cup lichen
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Noun1.reindeer lichen - an erect greyish branching lichen of Arctic and even some north temperate regions constituting the chief food for reindeer and caribou and sometimes being eaten by humansreindeer lichen - an erect greyish branching lichen of Arctic and even some north temperate regions constituting the chief food for reindeer and caribou and sometimes being eaten by humans
lichen - any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc.
Cladonia, genus Cladonia - type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia
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I was fortunate to enjoy the 20-dish tasting menu, which majors on Faroese cooking methods - dried, pickled, smoked - and ingredients like sea urchins, lamb's heart, langoustine, reindeer lichen and marsh marigolds.
Finally, the group approached reindeer and reindeer lichen country.
DePriest studies lichens, especially the reindeer lichens.