bird's-nest fungus


noun

any fungus of the order Nidulariales, having fruiting bodies that resemble a bird's nest containing eggs.

Nearby words

  1. bird's-foot,
  2. bird's-foot trefoil,
  3. bird's-foot violet,
  4. bird's-nest,
  5. bird's-nest fern,
  6. bird's-nest orchid,
  7. bird's-nest soup,
  8. bird-brain,
  9. bird-brained,
  10. bird-breeder's lung

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British Dictionary definitions for bird's-nest fungus

bird's-nest fungus

noun

any fungus of the family Nidulariaceae, having a nestlike spore-producing body containing egglike spore-filled structures
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