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bracket fungus

noun
1.
the leathery, corky, or woody, shelflike basidiocarp of certain wood-rotting fungi that form on tree trunks, lumber, etc.; conk.
Origin of bracket fungus
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • Another fungus which does much harm to the few trees found in large towns and cities is the shelf or bracket fungus.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for bracket fungus

bracket fungus

noun
1.
any saprotroph or parasitic fungus of the basidiomycetous family Polyporaceae, growing as a shelflike mass (bracket) from tree trunks and producing spores in vertical tubes in the bracket
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bracket fungus in Science
bracket fungus
  (brāk'ĭt)   
See shelf fungus.
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