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

Word History


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

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“Peziza.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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