oakmoss

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Etymology[edit]

oak +‎ moss.

Noun[edit]

oakmoss (plural oakmosses)

  1. Evernia prunastri, a lichen found primarily on oak trees and used in perfume.
    • 2007 October 7, Chandler Burr, “Wood Wins”, in New York Times[1]:
      He shellacked them with smoky labdanum, oakmoss and incense black as pitch.