plural noun

: a family of ascomycetous fungi (order Tuberales) having ascocarps that resemble tubers and vary in size from that of an acorn to that of a large apple and bearing asci in a wholly enclosed hymenial layer see truffle, tuber sense 2

Word History


New Latin, from Tuber, type genus + -aceae

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“Tuberaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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