Definition of elf cup in English:

elf cup

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(also scarlet elf cup)

noun

A fungus of decaying wood, producing small groups of shallow short-stemmed cups with a scarlet interior, found in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Sarcoscypha coccinea, family Sarcosomataceae, subdivision Ascomycotina
More example sentences
  • Peter James takes us on a tour through the enthralling world of scarlet elf cups, death caps and King Alfred's cakes.
  • The scarlet elf cup, Sarcoscypha coccinea, is one of the most eye-catching edible fungi.
  • From the photo it is pretty obvious that the cup fungus pictured is the Scarlet Cup.

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