Definition of coral fungus in English:

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coral fungus

noun

A widely distributed fungus that produces a fruiting body composed of upright branching fingerlike projections that resemble coral, found in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Clavulina, Ramaria, and other genera, several families, class Basidiomycetes
Example sentences
  • This ghostly white specimen is Clavaria fragilis, a coral fungus - so named for its resemblance to the skeletons of undersea creatures.
  • The delicate, fragile nature of the coral fungus is the easiest way to distinguish it from a jelly fungus.
  • Some of them used to be collected and consumed in the past: cauliflower fungus, toothed coral fungus and morels.

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Syllabification: cor·al fun·gus

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