flowers of tan


noun

a common slime mold, Fuligo septica, of the central and eastern U.S., having large sporophores and yellowish, foamy plasmodia, that during a wet growing season may spread to cover large areas of lawns, woody debris, and growing plants.

Nearby words

  1. flowerpecker,
  2. flowerpot,
  3. flowers,
  4. flowers of sulfur,
  5. flowers of sulphur,
  6. flowery,
  7. flowing,
  8. flowingly,
  9. flowmeter,
  10. flown

Origin of flowers of tan

First recorded in 1880–85

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