Definition of Crotal

1. Noun. Any of several lichens of the genus Parmelia from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made.

Exact synonyms: Crottal, Crottle
Generic synonyms: Lichen
Group relationships: Genus Parmelia, Parmelia



Definition of Crotal

1. a type of lichen [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crotal

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crosswinds
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crossworts
crost
crostini
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crotal (current term)
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Literary usage of Crotal

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1. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"... except crotal, the husks of fruit, ie castanets ; bells put on the necks ... crotal not known in Ireland,—everything written about it is pure invention. ..."

2. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire by Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1863)
"Ancient crotal, or Pear-shaped Bell. 13th November, 1862. LITERARY SECTION. REV. A. HUME, DCL, in the Chair. At this meeting the attendance was increased by ..."

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