Sparassis

noun Spa·ras·sis \spəˈrasə̇s\

Definition of Sparassis

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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