: any fungus of a genus Geoglossum having ascomata that resemble the sporophores of the simpler club fungi and grow on decaying logs or damp soil

Word History


translation of New Latin Geoglossum

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earthtongue was in 1826

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“Earthtongue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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