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fungus US English

Any of a group of unicellular, multicellular, or syncytial spore-producing organisms feeding on organic matter, including molds, yeast, mushrooms, and toadstools

fungus US Thesaurus

the fungus will flourish in a dark, moist environment

cage fungus US English

A fetid-smelling fungus that forms a hollow latticed spherical structure, the inner surface of which bears the spores

cup fungus US English

A fungus in which the spore-producing layer forms the lining of a shallow cup

fungus gnat US English

A slender and delicate fly whose larvae feed chiefly on fungi

brain fungus US English

A soft yellow gelatinous fungus with a lobed and folded surface, living on dead wood in both Eurasia and North America

coral fungus US English

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

fungus beetle US English

A small beetle that feeds chiefly on fungi and is typically black with red or yellow markings

fungus garden US English

A growth of fungus cultivated by certain ants or termites as a source of food

honey fungus US English

Another term for honey mushroom.

tinder fungus US English

A bracket fungus with a hard hoof-like upper surface, growing chiefly on birch and beech

artist's fungus US English

A bracket fungus with a reddish-brown upper surface and a pale lower surface on which scratches remain visible as dark marks, found in both Eurasia and North America

bracket fungus US English

A fungus that grows on living trees or dead wood, forming one or more shelflike projections that are the spore-producing bodies. Hyphae spread through the wood absorbing nutrients and can cause the death of the tree

hedgehog fungus US English

An edible mushroom which has a cap with a lobed fleshy margin, the underside of which bears downward-pointing spore-bearing spines, common in both Eurasia and North America

beefsteak fungus US English

An edible reddish-brown bracket fungus that resembles raw beef. Native to both Eurasia and North America, it usually grows on oak or sweet chestnut trees

cauliflower fungus US English

An edible fungus that forms a distinctive fruiting body with a yellowish lobed surface, growing on wood and other plant debris in both Eurasia and North America

porcelain fungus US English

A common edible Eurasian mushroom which is white and covered with a slimy fluid, growing on beech trees

stag's-horn fungus US English

A small fungus of dead wood, which forms black velvety antler-shaped fruiting bodies with white tips, common in both Eurasia and North America

yellow brain fungus in brain fungus US English

A soft yellow gelatinous fungus with a lobed and folded surface, living on dead wood in both Eurasia and North America

honey mushroom US English

A widespread parasitic fungus that produces clumps of honey-colored toadstools at the base of trees. The black stringlike hyphae invade a tree, causing decay or death and spreading out to other trees

bird's-nest fungus in bird's-nest US English

A fungus of worldwide distribution that grows on dead wood and other plant debris. It produces a small bowl-shaped fruiting body that opens to reveal egg-shaped organs containing the spores

staghorn fungus in stag's-horn fungus US English

A small fungus of dead wood, which forms black velvety antler-shaped fruiting bodies with white tips, common in both Eurasia and North America

dry rot fungus in dry rot US English

The fungus that causes this

wet rot fungus in wet rot US English

The fungus that causes wet rot


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