bracket fungus

noun

Definition of bracket fungus

: a basidiomycete that forms shelflike sporophores

Examples of bracket fungus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a night hike in the tropics of Borneo, the photographer observed a bracket fungus releasing masses of spores which caused the refraction of light, while a cockroach feeds. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of bracket fungus

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bracket fungus was in 1896

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“Bracket fungus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bracket%20fungus. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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