cup fungus

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cup%20fungus. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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