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  • When was the first name Lichen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Lichen is Friday, April 7th, 1967.
  • How unique is the name Lichen? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Lichen. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Lichen: Your name in reverse order is Nehcil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leichn. How do you pronounce that?
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Li"chen
  1. [Bot] One of a class of cellular, flowerless plants, (technically called Lichenes), having no distinction of leaf and stem, usually of scaly, expanded, frond-like forms, but sometimes erect or pendulous and variously branched. They derive their nourishment from the air, and generate by means of spores. The species are very widely distributed, and form irregular spots or patches, usually of a greenish or yellowish color, upon rocks, trees, and various bodies, to which they adhere with great tenacity. They are often improperly called rock moss or tree moss.
  2. [Med] A name given to several varieties of skin disease, esp. to one characterized by the eruption of small, conical or flat, reddish pimples, which, if unchecked, tend to spread and produce great and even fatal exhaustion.

Note: ☞ A favorite modern theory of lichens (called after its inventor the Schwendener hypothesis), is that they are not autonomous plants, but that they consist of ascigerous fungi, parasitic on algæ. Each lichen is composed of white filaments and green, or greenish, rounded cells, and it is argued that the two are of different nature, the one living at the expense of the other. See Hyphæ, and Gonidia.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. leichh`n

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  1. Any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc.
  2. Any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks

Borrowing from Latin līchēn (“ringworm”), from Ancient Greek λειχήν (leikhḗn).

  1. Any of many symbiotic organisms, being associations of fungi and algae; often found as white or yellow patches on old walls, etc.
  2. (figuratively) Something which spreads across something else, causing damage.

lichen was also found in the following language(s): French and Latin

What does the name Lichen mean?

Lis for life, that you live so well.

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Cis for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

His for handy, the helpful you.

Eis for endear, all those you touch.

Nis for natural, the genuine side of you.

Past life for Lichen born Nov 11, 1928

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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