Polyporus frondosus
hen-of-the-woods hen-of-the-woods n. A large grayish-brown edible fungus ({Polyporus frondosus}) forming a mass of overlapping caps at the base of trees that somewhat resembles a hen.

Syn: hen of the woods, {Polyporus frondosus}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Polyporus frondosus — hen of the woods hen of the woods n. A large grayish brown edible fungus ({Polyporus frondosus}) forming a mass of overlapping caps at the base of trees that somewhat resembles a hen. Syn: hen of the woods, {Polyporus frondosus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polyporus frondosus — noun large greyish brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees • Syn: ↑hen of the woods, ↑hen of the woods, ↑Grifola frondosa • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Polyporus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polyporus — noun type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers • Syn: ↑genus Polyporus • Hypernyms: ↑fungus genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Polyporaceae, ↑family Polyporaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polypŏrus — (P. Fr.), Pilzgattung aus der Familie der Hymenomycetes Pileati; ist ausgezeichnet durch ein der Substanz des Hutes gleiches, mit ihm verwachsenes, von rundlichen Löchern durchbohrtes Hymenium; sehr reich an Arten, geschieden in die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Polypŏrus — Fries (Löcherpilz, Porling), Pilzgattung der Hymenomyzeten, mit gegen 300 über die ganze Erde verbreiteten Arten, charakterisiert durch ein Hymenium, das aus engen, runden oder eckigen, unter sich und mit dem Hut verwachsenen Röhren gebildet ist …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • genus Polyporus — noun type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers • Syn: ↑Polyporus • Hypernyms: ↑fungus genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Polyporaceae, ↑family Polyporaceae • …   Useful english dictionary

  • hen of the woods — noun large greyish brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees • Syn: ↑hen of the woods, ↑Polyporus frondosus, ↑Grifola frondosa • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Polyporus …   Useful english dictionary

  • hen-of-the-woods — n. A large grayish brown edible fungus ({Polyporus frondosus}) forming a mass of overlapping caps at the base of trees that somewhat resembles a hen. Syn: hen of the woods, {Polyporus frondosus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grifola frondosa — noun large greyish brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees • Syn: ↑hen of the woods, ↑hen of the woods, ↑Polyporus frondosus • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Polyporus …   Useful english dictionary

  • hen-of-the-woods — noun large greyish brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees • Syn: ↑hen of the woods, ↑Polyporus frondosus, ↑Grifola frondosa • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Polyporus …   Useful english dictionary

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