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Fungus meaning

fungus - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true stems and roots and reproducing by spores
  2. 2. A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds.
  3. 3. Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex group of thallophytes of low organization, - the molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls, and the allies of each.
  4. 4. A plant growing up suddenly and not lasting, as a mushroom, toadstool, etc.; a spongy growth.
  5. 5. Order of plants including mushrooms, mould, & c.

fungus - examples of usage

  1. The seed of this fungus is carried, by the birds or by the wind, from one tree to another.
  2. It was a fungus that sprung from the diseased condition of foreign powers.
  3. The fungus in its earlier and colourless stage may have been present from the time the latex entered the cup.
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