plural noun
Pez·​i·​za·​les | \ ˌpezəˈzā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Pezizales

: an order of epigeal mostly saprophytic fungi (subclass Euascomycetes) having asci borne in a hymenium that is usually exposed before maturity and on or in a fleshy or horny apothecium often colored and typically shaped like a cup, saucer, or disc — see helvellaceae, pezizaceae

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History and Etymology for Pezizales

New Latin, from Peziza + -ales

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“Pezizales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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