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.

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

  • noun type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers


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