noun, plural fun·gi [fuhn-jahy, fuhng-gahy] /ˈfʌn dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ gaɪ/, fun·gus·es.
Origin of fungus
Examples from the Web for fungus
Briefly, blister rust is an Asian fungus introduced from Europe to America around 1900.
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|William O’Connor|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Salt Point is also the setting of a cautionary tale about foraging that has spread like a fungus among the mycological community.
Chronicling the fungus foragers who count posh New York restaurants as their clients.
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|The Telegraph|August 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They were not upheavals of the ground, they were festering heaps of insanely growing, festering mushrooms and fungus.
Spore: a small body formed by a fungus to reproduce the fungus.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
He was using his spear as a lever, now, and prying off bits of fungus to fall down the cliffside into the colossal web.
There are always new shoots on the fungus, and new shades of yellow all over it.The Yellow Wallpaper|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Surely never before had a fungus been so firmly planted in the earth!Fairy Tales from the German Forests|Margaret Arndt
British Dictionary definitions for fungus
noun plural fungi (ˈfʌŋɡaɪ, ˈfʌndʒaɪ, ˈfʌndʒɪ) or funguses
Word Origin for fungus
Word Origin and History 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).