Definition of Roccella

1. Noun. A source of the dye archil and of litmus.

Exact synonyms: Roccella Tinctoria
Generic synonyms: Lichen
Group relationships: Genus Roccella



Definition of Roccella

1. Noun. Any of a group of lichens of genus Roccella; especially ''Rocella tinctoria'' from which litmus is extracted ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roccella

robustify
robustifying
robustious
robustiously
robustiousness
robustly
robustness
robustnesses
roc
roc curve
rocaille
rocailles
rocambole
rocamboles
rocambolesque
roccella (current term)
roccellas
roccellic
roccellic acid
roccellin
roch
rochambeau
roche alum
roche moutonnee
roche moutonnée
rochelle
roches
roches moutonnées
rochet
rochets

Literary usage of Roccella

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1. The Carafas of Maddaloni: Naples Under Spanish Dominion by Alfred von Reumont (1854)
"... the nobility — Secret motives — Rumour of a conspiracy — Imprisonment of the Prince of Montesarchio and the Prior of roccella — His system of government ..."

2. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants [&c.] by James Sowerby, Charles Johnson, James Edward Smith (1844)
"roccella TINCTORIA. Dyer's roccella. Rock-Moss. ... M-, with a scarcely prominent border. Lichen roccella, Linn. EB2\\. roccella tinctoria ..."

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