noun Cla·var·ia \kləˈva(a)rēə\

Definition of Clavaria

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Clavariaceae) of fleshy mostly saprophytic and edible fungi having the hymenium over the surface of simple or branched club-shaped or corallike sporophores

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Origin and Etymology of clavaria

New Latin, from Latin clava club + New Latin -aria

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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