• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lichenin lī"kĕn*ĭn (Chem) A substance isomeric with starch, extracted from several species of moss and lichen, esp. from Iceland moss.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lichenin A variety of starch obtained from Iceland moss and many other varieties of lichens. It is insoluble in cold water, but forms a jelly with hot water, and yields with iodine a dirty-blue color.
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