noun, plural fun·gi [fuhn-jahy, fuhng-gahy] /ˈfʌn dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ gaɪ/, fun·gus·es.
Origin of fungus
Related Words for fungussludge, mud, goo, gunk, mucus, mildew, decay, scourge, eyesore, canker, pest, affliction, infestation, mire, scum, ooze, glop, curse, pestilence, dump
Examples from the Web for fungus
Contemporary Examples of fungus
Briefly, blister rust is an Asian fungus introduced from Europe to America around 1900.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
Or how leaf-cutter ants cultivate a specific type of fungus so precious it is carried by the queen when she starts a new colony.Jared Diamond Talks About His New Book for Young Readers
April 12, 2014
Salt Point is also the setting of a cautionary tale about foraging that has spread like a fungus among the mycological community.The Foraging Wars: Extreme Eating Hits California
Debra A. Klein
January 31, 2014
Chronicling the fungus foragers who count posh New York restaurants as their clients.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 2, 2013
September 2, 2013
These two types of fungus leave a dusty or cottony coating on grapes and leaves.Bad News for the Bubbly: Champagne Suffers Worst Season in Decades
August 17, 2012
Historical Examples of fungus
It is supposed that Galen first brought specimens of this fungus from that region.
Strobilomyces is from two Greek words meaning a pine-cone and a fungus.
Cyclomyces is from two Greek words, meaning a circle and fungus.
Gastromycetes is from two Greek words: gaster, stomach; mycetes, fungus.
"Try a bit of it," said he, offering the fungus to one of his companions.
noun plural fungi (ˈfʌŋɡaɪ, ˈfʌndʒaɪ, ˈfʌndʒɪ) or funguses
Word Origin for fungus
1520s, from Latin fungus "a mushroom," in English as a learned alternative to mushroom. (Funge was used in this sense late 14c.) The Latin word is believed to be cognate with (or derived from) Greek sphongos, the Attic form of spongos "sponge" (see sponge).