reindeer moss


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reindeer moss

n.
Any of several erect, grayish, branching lichens of the genus Cladonia of Arctic and boreal regions, especially C. rangiferina, constituting the chief source of food for reindeer. Also called reindeer lichen.
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reindeer moss

n
(Plants) any of various lichens of the genus Cladonia, esp C. rangiferina, which occur in arctic and subarctic regions, providing food for reindeer
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rein′deer moss`


n.
any of several lichens of the genus Cladonia, esp. the gray, many-branched C. rangiferina, of arctic and subarctic regions.
[1745–55]
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Noun1.reindeer moss - 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 moss - 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
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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