Definition of Alectoria

1. Noun. Lichens having dark brown erect or pendulous much-branched cylindrical thallus.

Exact synonyms: Genus Alectoria
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Usneaceae, Usneaceae
Member holonyms: Horsehair Lichen, Horsetail Lichen



Definition of Alectoria

1. Noun. a precious stone said to be found in the gizzard of cocks ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alectoria

aleatorily
aleatory
aleatory contract
alebench
alebenches
aleberries
aleberry
alec
alecithal
alecithal ovum
aleconner
aleconners
alecost
alecosts
alecs
alectoria (current term)
alectorides
alectoromachy
alectoromancy
alectryomancy
alectyromancy
alee
alef
alefacept
alefs
aleft
alegar
alegars
aleger
alegge

Literary usage of Alectoria

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1. Genera Lichenum: An Arrangement of the North American Lichens by Edward Tuckerman (1872)
"The lichens brought together in alectoria, Nyl., though sufficiently congruous in habit, ... alectoria, De Not., those with brown spores of the type of A. ..."

2. Manual of the Natural History, Geology, and Physics of Greenland, and the by Thomas Rupert Jones, Great Britain Admiralty (1875)
"alectoria divergens. The whole number • of species and varieties enumerated by Hooker and Brown is only 37, while the Spitzbergen Lichens catalogued by ..."

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