hedgehog fungus

noun
variants: or less commonly hedgehog mushroom

Definition of hedgehog fungus

: a fungus of the genus Hydnum (especially H. erinaceum)

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History and Etymology for hedgehog fungus

so called from the prickly hymenial surface

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“Hedgehog fungus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedgehog%20fungus. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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