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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“Sparassis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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