bracket fungus


noun

the leathery, corky, or woody, shelflike basidiocarp of certain wood-rotting fungi that form on tree trunks, lumber, etc.; conk.

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Origin of bracket fungus

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for bracket fungus

bracket fungus

noun

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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Scientific definitions for bracket fungus

bracket fungus
[ brăkĭt ]

See shelf fungus.
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