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Cetraria Icelandica
Iceland moss Ice"land moss` (Bot.) 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.
Iceland crystal
Crystal Crys"tal (kr?s"tal), n. [OE. cristal, F. cristal, L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. ????, fr. ???? icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See Crust, Raw.] 1. (Chem. & Min.) The regular form which a substance tends to assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces, symmetrically arranged, and each species of crystal has fixed axial ratios. See Crystallization. 2. The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with gray, or the like; -- called also rock crystal. Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. Smoky quartz, Pebble; also Brazilian pebble, under Brazilian. 3. A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and manufacture than common glass, and often cut into ornamental forms. See Flint glass. 4. The glass over the dial of a watch case. 5. Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc. The blue crystal of the seas. --Byron. Blood crystal. See under Blood. Compound crystal. See under Compound. Iceland crystal, a transparent variety of calcite, or crystallized calcium carbonate, brought from Iceland, and used in certain optical instruments, as the polariscope. Rock crystal, or Mountain crystal, any transparent crystal of quartz, particularly of limpid or colorless quartz.
Iceland moss
Iceland moss Ice"land moss` (Bot.) 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.
Iceland spar
Iceland spar Ice"land spar` (Min.) 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.
Icelander
Icelander Ice"land*er, n. A native, or one of the Scandinavian people, of Iceland.
Icelandic
Icelandic Ice*lan"dic, a. Of or pertaining to Iceland; relating to, or resembling, the Icelanders.
Icelandic
Icelandic Ice*lan"dic, n. The language of the Icelanders. It is one of the Scandinavian group, and is more nearly allied to the Old Norse than any other language now spoken.

Meaning of Iceland from wikipedia

- Coordinates: 65°N 18°W / 65°N 18°W / 65; -18 Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland; [ˈistlant] (listen)) is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with...
- The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Iceland in February 2020. As of 31 March, the total number of cases registered is 1,135...
- Iceland has been a very isolated and linguistically homogeneous island historically, but has nevertheless been home to several languages. Gaelic was the...
- Icelandic names are names used by people from Iceland. Icelandic surnames are different from most other naming systems in the modern Western world by being...
- This article is about the demographic features of the po****tion of Iceland, including po****tion density, ethnicity, education level, health of the po****ce...
- Vodafone Iceland is an Icelandic telecommunications company that is owned by Sýn hf. Although the company carries the Vodafone brand and trademark, Vodafone...
- Sports in Iceland are very po****r. Po****r sports include handball, football, athletics, basketball, golf, volleyball, tennis, swimming and rock climbing;...
- The Icelandic Sheepdog is a breed of dog of spitz type originating from the dogs brought to Iceland by the Vikings. It is of similar type to the Norwegian...
- The recorded history of Iceland began with the settlement by Viking explorers and their slaves from the east, particularly Norway and the British Isles...
- The culture of Iceland is rich and varied as well as being known for its literary heritage which began in the 12th century. Other Icelandic traditional arts...
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