Definition of Crottal
1. Noun. Any of several lichens of the genus Parmelia from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made.
Generic synonyms: Lichen
Group relationships: Genus Parmelia, Parmelia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crottal
Literary usage of Crottal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Statistical Account of Scotland: Drawn Up from the Communications of the by John Sinclair (1794)
"... crottal, from crot, a bunch, aud eil, a rock. He erected a manufacture of it at L«itli. At that place, in 1/65, tire inventor died, much regretted ..."
2. Descriptive Catalogue of Derbyshire Charters in Public and Private Libraries by Isaac Herbert Jeayes, Henry Howe Bemrose (1906)
"... John de crottal, Robert Norman. Dat. Fr. in Whitsun week [16 May], 1312. (Kerry xix. 72.) 2597. ..."
3. Scottish Notes and Queries edited by John Bulloch, John Alexander Henderson (1902)
"During his lifetime much employment was given to the people of the country in collecting the crottal and other native materials, from which extracts were ..."