club fungus

noun

: any of various basidiomycetes (family Clavariaceae) with a simple or branched often club-shaped sporophore

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of club fungus was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Club fungus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/club%20fungus. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

club fungus

noun
: any of a group of fungi that have the hyphae divided by partitions and a special cell for forming spores and that include rusts, smuts, and mushrooms

Medical Definition

club fungus

noun
: any of a family (Clavariaceae) of basidiomycetes with a simple or branched often club-shaped sporophore
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