cup fungus
noun Date: circa 1905 any of an order (Pezizales) of mostly saprophytic ascomycetous fungi with a fleshy or horny apothecium that is often colored and typically shaped like a cup, saucer, or disk

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  • cup fungus — cup′ fun gus n. fng any small, cup shaped, usu. brightly colored mushroom of the family Pezizaceae • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • cup fungus — noun any fungus that is a member of the subclass Discomycetes • Syn: ↑discomycete • Hypernyms: ↑ascomycete, ↑ascomycetous fungus • Hyponyms: ↑Leotia lubrica, ↑Mitrula elegans, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cup fungus — any small, often brightly colored mushroom of the family Pezizaceae, characterized by a fruiting body resembling a cup. [1905 10] * * *       any member of a large group of fungi (kingdom Fungi) in the order Pezizales (phylum Ascomycota) and… …   Universalium

  • cup fungus — /ˈkʌp fʌŋgəs/ (say kup fungguhs) noun (plural cup fungi /ˈkʌp fʌŋgi/ (say kup funggee) or cup funguses) any of various ascomycetes with a fruiting body that is shaped like a shallow cup or saucer …   Australian English dictionary

  • fungus — fungic /fun jik/, adj. funguslike, adj. /fung geuhs/, n., pl. fungi /fun juy, fung guy/, funguses, adj. n. 1. any of a diverse group of eukaryotic single celled or multinucleate organisms that live by decomposing and absorbing the organic… …   Universalium

  • cup mushroom — noun : cup fungus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fungus — Fungi redirects here. You may be looking for Fungi (music) or Fungus (XM). Fungi Temporal range: Early Devonian–Recent (but see text) …   Wikipedia

  • Cup sponge — Sponge Sponge (sp[u^]nj), n. [OF. esponge, F. [ e]ponge, L. spongia, Gr. spoggia , spo ggos. Cf. {Fungus}, {Spunk}.] [Formerly written also {spunge}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Spongi[ae], or Porifera. See Illust. and Note… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blood cup — noun a scarlet European fungus with cup shaped ascocarp • Syn: ↑fairy cup, ↑Peziza coccinea • Hypernyms: ↑discomycete, ↑cup fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Peziza, ↑genus Peziza …   Useful english dictionary

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