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Fungus

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Fungusn. [L., a mushroom; perh. akin to a doubtful Gr. sponge, for ; if so, cf. E. sponge.].
  •  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. See fungi.  [1913 Webster]
    " The fungi are all destitute of chorophyll, and, therefore, to be supplied with elaborated nourishment, must live as saprophytes or parasites. They range in size from single microscopic cells to systems of entangled threads many feet in extent, which develop reproductive bodies as large as a man's head. The vegetative system consists of septate or rarely unseptate filaments called hyphFungi, in the Supplement."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds.  Hoblyn.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Fungus, n. (pl. fungi or funguses)
1 any of a group of unicellular, multicellular, or multinucleate non-photosynthetic organisms feeding on organic matter, which include moulds, yeast, mushrooms, and toadstools.
2 anything similar usu. growing suddenly and rapidly.
3 Med. a spongy morbid growth.
4 sl. a beard.

Derivative
fungal adj. fungiform adj. fungivorous adj.
Etymology
L, perh. f. Gk sp(h)oggos SPONGE

THESAURUS

Fungus

adenovirus, aerobe, aerobic bacteria, amoeba, amphibian, anaerobe, anaerobic bacteria, angiosperm, annual, aquatic plant, bacillus, bacteria, bacterium, benign tumor, biennial, blast, blight, bread mold, bug, callosity, callus, cancer, canker, carcinoma, coccus, corn, cosmopolite, cutting, cyst, deciduous plant, dicot, dicotyledon, disease-producing microorganism, dry rot, echovirus, enterovirus, ephemeral, ergot, evergreen, excrescence, exotic, filterable virus, flowering plant, fungosity, gametophyte, germ, gram-negative bacteria, gram-positive bacteria, green mold, growth, gymnosperm, hydrophyte, intumescence, malignant growth, metastatic tumor, microbe, microorganism, mildew, mold, mole, monocot, monocotyl, morbid growth, moth, moth and rust, mushroom, must, neoplasm, nevus, nonfilterable virus, nonmalignant tumor, outgrowth, pathogen, perennial, pest, picornavirus, plant, polycot, polycotyl, polycotyledon, protozoa, protozoon, proud flesh, puffball, reovirus, rhinovirus, rickettsia, rot, rust, sarcoma, seed plant, seedling, slime mold, smut, spermatophyte, spirillum, spirochete, spore, sporophyte, staphylococcus, streptococcus, thallophyte, tinea, toadstool, triennial, truffle, trypanosome, tuckahoe, tumor, vascular plant, vegetable, verruca, verticillium, vibrio, virus, wart, water mold, weed, wen, worm, yeast

ROGET THESAURUS

Fungus

Bane

N bane, curse, evil, hurtfulness, painfulness, scourge, damnosa hereditas, white elephant, sting, fang, thorn, tang, bramble, brier, nettle, poison, toxin, teratogen, leaven, virus venom, arsenic, antimony, tartar emetic, strychnine, nicotine, miasma, miasm, mephitis, malaria, azote, sewer gas, pest, Albany hemp, arsenious oxide, arsenious acid, bichloride of mercury, carbonic acid, carbonic gas, choke damp, corrosive sublimate, fire damp, hydrocyanic acid, cyanide, Prussic acid, hydrogen cyanide, marsh gas, nux vomica, ratsbane, hemlock, hellebore, nightshade, belladonna, henbane, aconite, banewort, bhang, ganja, hashish, Upas tree, Toxline (online), rust, worm, helminth, moth, moth and rust, fungus, mildew, dry rot, canker, cankerworm, cancer, torpedo, viper, demon, toxicology, baneful, poisonous, phr, bibere venenum in auro, Contingent Subservience.

Convexity

N convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion, camber, cahot, thank-ye-ma'am, swell, intumescence, tumour, tumor, tubercle, tuberosity, excrescence, hump, hunch, bunch, boss, embossment, hub, hubble, tooth, knob, elbow, process, apophysis, condyle, bulb, node, nodule, nodosity, tongue, dorsum, bump, clump, sugar loaf, bow, mamelon, molar, belly, corporation, pot belly, gut, withers, back, shoulder, lip, flange, pimple, zit, wen, wheel, papula, pustule, pock, proud flesh, growth, sarcoma, caruncle, corn, wart, pappiloma, furuncle, polypus, fungus, fungosity, exostosis, bleb, blister, blain, boil, airbubble, blob, papule, verruca, papilla, nipple, teat, tit, titty, boob, knocker, pap, breast, dug, mammilla, proboscis, nose, neb, beak, snout, nozzle, schnoz, peg, button, stud, ridge, rib, jutty, trunnion, snag, cupola, dome, arch, balcony, eaves, pilaster, relief, relievo, cameo, bassorilievo, mezzorilevo, altorivievo, low relief, bas relief, high relief, hill, cape, promontory, mull, forehead, foreland, point of land, mole, jetty, hummock, ledge, spur, naze, ness, convex, prominent, protuberant, projecting, bossed, embossed, bossy, nodular, bunchy, clavate, clavated, claviform, hummocky, moutonne, mammiliform, papulous, papilose, hemispheric, bulbous, bowed, arched, bold, bellied, tuberous, tuberculous, tumous, cornute, odontoid, lentiform, lenticular, gibbous, club shaped, hubby, hubbly, knobby, papillose, saddle-shaped, selliform, subclavate, torose, ventricose, verrucose, salient, in relief, raised, repousse, bloated, (expanded).

Vegetable

N vegetable, vegetable kingdom, flora, verdure, plant, tree, shrub, bush, creeper, herb, herbage, grass, annual, perennial, biennial, triennial, exotic, timber, forest, wood, woodlands, timberland, hurst, frith, holt, weald, park, chase, greenwood, brake, grove, copse, coppice, bocage, tope, clump of trees, thicket, spinet, spinney, underwood, brushwood, scrub, boscage, bosk, ceja, chaparal, motte, arboretum, bush, jungle, prairie, heath, heather, fern, bracken, furze, gorse, whin, grass, turf, pasture, pasturage, turbary, sedge, rush, weed, fungus, mushroom, toadstool, lichen, moss, conferva, mold, growth, alfalfa, alfilaria, banyan, blow, blowth, floret, petiole, pin grass, timothy, yam, yew, zinnia, foliage, branch, bough, ramage, stem, tigella, spray, leaf, flower, blossom, bine, flowering plant, timber tree, fruit tree, pulse, legume, vegetable, vegetal, vegetive, vegitous, herbaceous, herbal, botanic, sylvan, silvan, arborary, arboreous, arborescent, arborical, woody, grassy, verdant, verdurous, floral, mossy, lignous, ligneous, wooden, leguminous, vosky, cespitose, turf-like, turfy, endogenous, exogenous, green-robed senators of mighty woods, this is the forest primeval.

Fetor

N fetor, bad, smell, bad odor, stench, stink, foul odor, malodor, empyreuma, mustiness, rancidity, foulness, stoat, polecat, skunk, assafoetida, fungus, garlic, stinkpot, fitchet, fitchew, fourmart, peccary, acridity, fetid, strong-smelling, high, bad, strong, fulsome, offensive, noisome, rank, rancid, reasty, tainted, musty, fusty, frouzy, olid, olidous, nidorous, smelling, stinking, putrid, suffocating, mephitic, empyreumatic.


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