Peziza

noun Pe·zi·za \pəˈzīzə\

Definition of Peziza

  1. :  the type genus of Pezizaceae comprising cup fungi with sessile usually dull tan or brown apothecia that lack external hairs or bristles — see plectania

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Origin and Etymology of peziza

New Latin, alteration of Latin pezica puffball, modification of Greek pezis; perhaps akin to Latin pedere to break wind — more at petard


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