bracket fungus

bracket fungus

noun
the leathery, corky, or woody, shelflike basidiocarp of certain wood-rotting fungi that form on tree trunks, lumber, etc.; conk.

Origin:
1895–1900

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bracket fungus
 
n
any saprotroph or parasitic fungus of the basidiomycetous family Polyporaceae, growing as a shelflike mass (bracket) from tree trunks and producing spores in vertical tubes in the bracket

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bracket fungus   (brāk'ĭt)  Pronunciation Key 
See shelf fungus.
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