Xylaria

noun Xy·lar·ia \zīˈla(a)rēə\

Definition of Xylaria

  1. :  the type genus of Xylariaceae comprising fungi with perithecia borne in the upper part of erect black corky or woody stromata — see black root rot

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Origin and Etymology of xylaria

New Latin, from xyl- + -aria


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