noun Cru·cib·u·lum \krüˈsibyələm\

Definition of Crucibulum

  1. :  a genus of bird's-nest fungi (family Nidulariaceae) with the peridium consisting of one layer and opening by a deciduous yellow tomentose membrane

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Origin and Etymology of crucibulum

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, earthen pot — more at crucible

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