Daedalea

noun
Dae·​da·​lea | \ dēˈdālēə \

Definition of Daedalea

: a genus of tough pore fungi (family Polyporaceae) of Europe and America usually growing on dead wood and distinguished from members of the genus Polyporus by the labyrinthine lamellae formed by the pores

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Daedalea

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of Daedaleus of Daedalus, from Daedalus

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Daedalea

Statistics for Daedalea

Cite this Entry

“Daedalea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Daedalea. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

Comments on Daedalea

What made you want to look up Daedalea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!