Ma·​ras·​mi·​us | \ -mēəs \

Definition of Marasmius

: a genus of mostly small-sized white-spored mushrooms (family Agaricaceae) having a tough leathery stem and cap and lacking both ring and volva — see fairy ring, thread blight

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History and Etymology for Marasmius

New Latin, from Late Latin marasmus

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“Marasmius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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