: 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

Word History


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

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“Daedalea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Daedalea. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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