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fruiting body

noun
1.
an organ that produces spores; fructification.
Origin of fruiting body
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
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fruiting body

noun
1.
the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced Also fruit body
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fruiting body
  (fr'tĭng)   
A specialized spore-producing structure, especially of a fungus. A mushroom is the fruiting body of a fungus.
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