Sparassis

noun
Spa·​ras·​sis | \spəˈrasə̇s\

Definition of Sparassis 

: a genus of fungi (family Clavariaceae) having fleshy, much-branched, leafy sporophores — see yellow root rot

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History and Etymology for Sparassis

New Latin, from Greek sparassein to tear, rend; akin to Old Norse spjörr rag, Armenian pʽertʽ piece ripped off of something, and perhaps to Old Slavic prǫžiti, prǫžati to tear apart

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