cup fungus


Definition of cup fungus

: any of an order (Pezizales) of mostly saprophytic ascomycetous fungi with a fleshy or horny apothecium that is often colored and typically shaped like a cup, saucer, or disk

First Known Use of cup fungus

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Cup fungus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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