meaning of iceland

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.
A transparent variety of calcite, the best of which is obtained in Iceland. It is used for the prisms of the polariscope, because of its strong double refraction. Cf. Calcite.
a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle

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iceland | iceland lichen | iceland moss | iceland poppy | iceland spar | icelander | icelandic | icelandic krona | icelandic monetary unit | icelandic-speaking |

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