from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An ascus-bearing structure found in ascomycetous fungi.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The developed fructification in Ascomycetes, consisting of asci and ascophores.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) In ascomycetous fungi, the spherical, discoid, or cup-shaped body within which the asci are collected, and which constitutes the mature fructification. The different forms are known in mycology under distinct names. Called also spore fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The sporocarp of an ascomycete, typically bowl-shaped.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus


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