: a genus (the type of the family Elaphomycetaceae) of subterranean ascomycetous fungi resembling the truffles but having sessile ascocarps which are about the size of walnuts and are often rooted up by animals for food

Word History


New Latin, from Greek elaphos deer + New Latin -myces

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“Elaphomyces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elaphomyces. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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