Associations to the word «Lichen»
LICHEN, noun. Any of many symbiotic organisms, being associations of fungi and algae; often found as white or yellow patches on old walls, etc.
LICHEN, noun. (figurative) Something which spreads across something else, causing damage.
LICHEN PLANUS, noun. A disease of the skin and/or mucous membranes, resulting in a lichenoid appearance.
LICHEN, noun. Any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks.
LICHEN, noun. Any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc..
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.