from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A very large, widely distributed genus of hymenomycetous fungi, typical of the order Polyporiaceæ, having the hymenium lining long, narrow, round, or angular tubes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of fungi having the under surface full of minute pores; also, any fungus of this genus.
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- noun type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers
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That vivid yellow on a far stump is the sulphur-colored polyporus.
-- The sulphur polyporus is so-called because of the bright sulphur color of the entire plant.
Some of the plants were once used as a purgative, as in the case of the officinal polyporus, the great puff ball, etc. The internal portion of the great puff ball has been used as an anodyne, and
There are several species which are related to the frondose polyporus which occur in this country as well as in Europe.
It is not so common at Ithaca as the frondose polyporus.
= -- The beech polyporus (_P. betulinus_) several centuries ago was used for razor strops.
The sulphur polyporus is said sometimes to be phosphorescent.
The anthelmintic polyporus is employed in Burmah as a vermifuge.
His grub tackles the hispid polyporus (Polyporus hispidus, BULL.), a coarse and substantial dish, bristling at its top with stiff hairs and clinging by its side to the old trunks of mulberry trees, sometimes also of walnut and elm trees.