Definition of Beard moss

1. Noun. Greenish grey pendulous lichen growing on trees.

Exact synonyms: Beard Lichen, Usnea Barbata
Generic synonyms: Lichen
Group relationships: Genus Usnea, Usnea



Definition of Beard moss

1. Noun. Any of several lichens of the genus ''Usnea'', that generally grow hanging from tree branches, resembling grey or greenish hair. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beard Moss

bearableness
bearably
bearbaiting
bearbaitings
bearberries
bearberry
bearberry willow
bearbind
bearbine
bearbines
bearcat
bearcats
bearcub
beard lichen
beard moss (current term)
beard the lion in his den
beard worm
bearded
bearded-mussel
bearded darnel
bearded dragon
bearded dragons
bearded iris
bearded mussel
bearded mussels
bearded reedling
bearded reedlings
bearded seal

Literary usage of Beard moss

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1899)
"Looking up, what should I see but a pair of Canada Jays pulling beard moss and spider nests from some dead trees and making short trips to a neighboring ..."

2. The Wilson Bulletin by Wilson Ornithological Club, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Wilson Ornithological Society (1904)
""Beard-Moss" must be seen to be appreciated. It is a long, stringy, ... The growth of the "Beard-Moss" at Brown's Mills is very scant as compared with the ..."

3. The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist by Natural History Society of Montreal (1860)
"Usnea barbata, (Fr.), [beard moss]. Trees, rails, &c.; common. ... (Fr.), [Beard Moss]. Trees, rails, &c.; common. Cetraria ciliaris, (Ach.) Trees and rails ..."

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