Definition of reindeer moss in English:

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reindeer moss

noun

A large branching bluish-grey lichen which grows in arctic and subarctic regions, sometimes providing the chief winter food of reindeer.
  • Cladonia rangiferina, order Cladoniales.
Example sentences
  • There he purchased a large quantity of reindeer moss from the farmers in the nearby area.
  • The two lichens of economic importance are Iceland moss, Cetraria islandica, and reindeer moss, Cladonia rangiferina.
  • When the weather's fine there's excellent walking on a network of inland tracks that climb past peat-dark lakes through cloudberries, bilberries, saxifrage and reindeer moss, with eagles above and the occasional moose up ahead.

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