Definition of Iceland moss

1. Noun. Lichen with branched flattened partly erect thallus that grows in mountainous and Arctic regions; used as a medicine or food for humans and livestock; a source of glycerol.

Exact synonyms: Cetraria Islandica, Iceland Lichen
Generic synonyms: Lichen
Group relationships: Cetraria, Genus Cetraria



Definition of Iceland moss

1. Noun. A lichen, ''Cetraria islandica'', that resembles a moss. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Iceland moss

1. A kind of lichen (Cetraria Icelandica) found from the Arctic regions to the North Temperate zone. It furnishes a nutritious jelly and other forms of food, and is used in pulmonary complaints as a demulcent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iceland Moss

iced out
iced tea
iced teas
icedrake
icedrakes
icefall
icefalls
icefield
icefields
icefish
icefishes
icehouse
icehouses
icekhana
icekhanas
iceland moss (current term)
iceland spar
iceless
icelight
icelike
icemaker
icemakers
icemaking
iceman
icemelt
icemen
icepack
icepacks
icepick
icepicks

Literary usage of Iceland moss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1846)
"The authors submitted iceland moss to a careful chemical analysis, and have described, in a very detailed manner, their modes of procedure. ..."

2. An Historical and Descriptive Account of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe by James Nicol (1844)
"... of Vegetation—Plants in volcanic Soils—Near the hot Springs—Useful Plants—The Sand- corn—Birch—Willows—European Character of Vegetation— iceland moss. ..."

3. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"ICELAND Moss. This is a lichen found in great abundance in the northern regions of both continents. •Sex. Syst. Cryptog. lichen. Nat. Syst. ..."

4. Food: Some Account of Its Sources, Constituents and Uses by Arthur Herbert Church (1893)
"iceland moss is but little used in Iceland. When employed there, it is ground, ... There is an acid in iceland moss, to which its bitter taste is due ..."

5. A Practical Manual of the Diseases of Children, with a Formulary. by Edward Ellis (1879)
"ICELAND Moss AND IRISH Moss JELLIES. Take of iceland moss and of Irish moss one ounce each. Boil in a pint and a half of milk slowly for three quarters of ..."

6. A Treatise on Food and Diet: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen by Jonathan Pereira (1843)
"iceland moss (Cetraria Islandica) is extensively used in England, ... Its composition, according to Berzelius, is as follows :— COMPOSITION OF iceland moss. ..."

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