Synonyms for fungus

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It is supposed that Galen first brought specimens of this fungus from that region.

Strobilomyces is from two Greek words meaning a pine-cone and a fungus.

Cyclomyces is from two Greek words, meaning a circle and fungus.

Gastromycetes is from two Greek words: gaster, stomach; mycetes, fungus.

"Try a bit of it," said he, offering the fungus to one of his companions.

In her hands, too, were strange fruits and branches of fungus.

The fungus resembles little lumps of butter, and hence its name.

The fungus remains in the soil, and no amount of spraying will kill it.

This fungus is the cause of most of the dead wood found in old orchards.

Spore: a small body formed by a fungus to reproduce the fungus.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin fungus "a mushroom," in English as a learned alternative to mushroom. (Funge was used in this sense late 14c.) The Latin word is believed to be cognate with (or derived from) Greek sphongos, the Attic form of spongos "sponge" (see sponge).

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