Peziza

noun
Pe·​zi·​za | \ pəˈzīzə\

Definition of Peziza

: 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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History and Etymology for Peziza

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

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