from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large genus of pyrenomycetous fungi having erect, black stipitate, cylindrical or clavate, simple or branched, corky stromata covered with a layer of perithecia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun type genus of Xylariaceae; fungi with perithecia in the upper part of erect black woody stromata
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word xylaria.
A chemical from xylaria, a fungus that grows on dead wood, blocked it.
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.