pore fungus
noun Date: 1922 a fungus (family Boletaceae or Polyporaceae) having the spore-bearing surface within tubes or pores

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  • pore fungus — n. a basidiomycete having spores that are produced inside microscopic tubules in the underside of its mushroom …   English World dictionary

  • pore fungus — noun woody pore fungi; any fungus of the family Polyporaceae or family Boletaceae having the spore bearing surface within tubes or pores; the fruiting bodies are usually woody at maturity and persistent • Syn: ↑polypore, ↑pore mushroom •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pore fungus — pore′ fun gus n. fng any of a group of fleshy to woody porous mushrooms and fungi, having the spores in tiny tubules • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • pore fungus — n. any fungus of the families Boletacea and Polyporaceae, bearing spores in tubes or pores. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • pore mushroom — noun woody pore fungi; any fungus of the family Polyporaceae or family Boletaceae having the spore bearing surface within tubes or pores; the fruiting bodies are usually woody at maturity and persistent • Syn: ↑polypore, ↑pore fungus • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • shelf fungus — noun a woody fungus that forms shelflike sporophores on tree trunks and wood structures • Syn: ↑bracket fungus • Hypernyms: ↑polypore, ↑pore fungus, ↑pore mushroom * * * noun : bracket fungus compare …   Useful english dictionary

  • bracket fungus — noun a woody fungus that forms shelflike sporophores on tree trunks and wood structures • Syn: ↑shelf fungus • Hypernyms: ↑polypore, ↑pore fungus, ↑pore mushroom …   Useful english dictionary

  • beefsteak fungus — noun a popular edible fungus with a cap the color of liver or raw meat; abundant in southeastern United States • Syn: ↑Fistulina hepatica • Hypernyms: ↑polypore, ↑pore fungus, ↑pore mushroom • Member Holonyms: ↑Fistulina, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tinder fungus — noun : a fungus that is a source of punk; especially : a destructive pore fungus (Fomes fomentarius) that attacks the beech, elm, and various fruit trees and is used in making tinder and a pliant feltlike material …   Useful english dictionary

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