<botany> A genus of lichens, most of the species of which have long, gray, pendulous, and finely branched fronds. Usnea barbata is the common bearded lichen which grows on branches of trees in northern forests.

Origin: NL, from Ar. Usnah moss.

(01 Mar 1998)

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