Definition of Arctic moss
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Lichen
Group relationships: Cladonia, Genus Cladonia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arctic Moss
Literary usage of Arctic moss
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"The Bog-Mosses form extensive growths on moors, as also do others (especially Polytrichum) on the moist soil in the arctic moss-tundras. ..."
2. Commerce and Industry by Joseph Russell Smith (1916)
"... butter exports to Great Britain, over $6000- o00 worth being shipped there annually. In the extreme north of Norway and Sweden there is more arctic moss ..."
3. Geographical and Industrial Studies: The New Europe by Nellie Burnham Allen (1920)
"Reindeer live on the arctic moss, which often lies buried under several feet of snow. With their horns and hoofs they dig away the snow to get the moss, ..."
4. Through the Yukon and Alaska by Thomas Arthur Rickard (1909)
"... and the sooner they are thrown over the scrap-heap the better. arctic moss that carpets the northern wild is called '; this is a Russian word and was ..."
5. Nature Study Made Easy by Edward Byrne Shallow, Winifred T. Cullen (1908)
"Tell of arctic moss. Show how they absorb rain, and prevent floods, and how they give off rain and prevent drought. ("Delicate green — when [Dark green ..."