bracket fungus
noun Date: 1899 a basidiomycete that forms shelflike sporophores

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  • bracket fungus — n. any of various fleshy or woody basidiomycetous fungi having fruiting bodies growing like shelves from the trunk or branches of trees …   English World dictionary

  • Bracket fungus — Conks redirects here. For the British submarine, see HMS Conqueror (S48). For the hairstyle, see Conk. Trametes versicolor, a colorful bracket fungus, now known as Turkey Tail,[1] on a South Carolina stump …   Wikipedia

  • bracket fungus — /ˈbrækət fʌŋgəs/ (say brakuht fungguhs) noun (plural bracket fungi /ˈbrækət fʌŋgi/ (say brakuht funggee) or bracket funguses) any of various basidiomycetes which produce shelf or bracket shaped fruiting bodies, sometimes layered one on top of the …   Australian English dictionary

  • bracket fungus — the leathery, corky, or woody, shelflike basidiocarp of certain wood rotting fungi that form on tree trunks, lumber, etc.; conk. [1895 1900] * * * or shelf fungus Basidiomycete that forms shelflike sporophores (spore producing organs). Bracket… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • bracket fungus — noun Any of various fungi of the family Polyporaceae, whose fruiting bodies form on trees and resemble shelves. Syn: shelf fungus …   Wiktionary

  • bracket fungus — noun a fungus which forms shelf like projections on the trunks of trees. [Order Aphyllophorales: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • bracket fungus — brack′et fun gus n. fng any of the leathery, corky, or woody mushrooms that grow shelflike on the trunks of trees • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Bracket (disambiguation) — Bracket may refer to: * Bracket, one of a class of punctuation marks used in pairs to set apart or interject text within other text ** Square bracket, one type of punctuation bracket (primarily American usage) ** Parenthesis, another type of… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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