Usnea meaning

ŭsnē-ə, ŭz-
Any of various widely distributed lichens of the genus Usnea, characterized by a pendulous, usually branched thallus, often growing on trees.
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A lichen of the genus Usnea.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Parmeliaceae "” the beard lichens.
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Origin of usnea

  • From Arabic ’ušna moss Persian ušna

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic أشْنَة ('úshna, “moss").

    From Wiktionary