Definition of peltigerous in English:

peltigerous

adjective

Botany
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  • Designating, relating to, or characteristic of lichens of the genus Peltigera, which have disc-shaped apothecia, or the group to which they belong.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mayne (1808–1868). From scientific Latin Peltigera + -ous; compare -gerous.

Pronunciation

peltigerous

/pɛlˈtɪdʒ(ə)rəs/