Merulius

noun

Me·​ru·​li·​us
məˈrülēəs
: a genus of fungi (family Polyporaceae) having resupinate sporophores on which the hymenium forms reticulate or sinuous folds see house fungus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin merula blackbird; from the black color of the fungus

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“Merulius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Merulius. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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