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1. fungus  (noun) 
a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true stems and roots and reproducing by spores



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Dutch elm fungus / Ceratostomella ulmi - fungus causing Dutch elm disease
ergot / Claviceps purpurea - a fungus that infects various cereal plants forming compact black masses of branching filaments that replace many grains of the plant
black root rot fungus / Xylaria mali - fungus causing black root rot in apples
dead-man's-fingers / dead-men's-fingers / Xylaria polymorpha - the fruiting bodies of the fungi of the genus Xylaria
sclerotinia - any fungus of the genus Sclerotinia
earthball / false truffle / puffball / hard-skinned puffball - any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles
stalked puffball - mushroom of the genus Tulostoma that resembles a puffball
false truffle - any of various fungi of the family Rhizopogonaceae having subterranean fruiting bodies similar to the truffle
slime mold / slime mould - a naked mass of protoplasm having characteristics of both plants and animals
pond-scum parasite - an aquatic fungus of genus Synchytriaceae that is parasitic on pond scum
potato wart fungus / Synchytrium endobioticum - fungus causing potato wart disease in potato tubers
white fungus / Saprolegnia ferax - a fungus that attacks living fish and tadpoles and spawn causing white fungus disease: a coating of white hyphae on especially peripheral parts (as fins)
white rust - fungus causing a disease characterized by a white powdery mass of conidia
pythium - any fungus of the genus Pythium
Phytophthora citrophthora - causes brown rot gummosis in citrus fruits
Phytophthora infestans - fungus causing late blight in solanaceous plants especially tomatoes and potatoes
clubroot fungus / Plasmodiophora brassicae - a fungus resembling slime mold that causes swellings or distortions of the roots of cabbages and related plants
truffle / earthnut / earth-ball - any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber
coral fungus - any of numerous fungi of the family Clavariaceae often brightly colored that grow in often intricately branched clusters like coral
tooth fungus - a fungus of the family Hydnaceae
lichen - any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes
true fungus - any of numerous fungi of the division Eumycota
basidiomycete / basidiomycetous fungi - any of various fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota
shiitake / shiitake mushroom / Chinese black mushroom / golden oak mushroom / Oriental black mushroom / Lentinus edodes - edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe
scaly lentinus / Lentinus lepideus - a fungus with a scaly cap and white flesh and a ring on the stalk (with scales below the ring)
pink disease fungus / Corticium salmonicolor - fungus causing pink disease in citrus and coffee and rubber trees etc
bottom rot fungus / Corticium solani - fungus causing bottom rot in lettuce
potato fungus / Pellicularia filamentosa / Rhizoctinia solani - fungus causing a disease in potatoes characterized by black scurfy spots on the tubers
coffee fungus / Pellicularia koleroga - fungus causing a disease in coffee and some other tropical plants
Volvaria bombycina - a parasite on various trees
sac fungus - any of various ascomycetous fungi in which the spores are formed in a sac or ascus
ascomycete / ascomycetous fungus - any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus
yeast - any of various single-celled fungi that reproduce asexually by budding or division
Aspergillus fumigatus - a mold causing aspergillosis in birds and man
brown root rot fungus / Thielavia basicola - fungus causing brown root rot in plants of the pea and potato and cucumber families
Wynnea americana - a fungus composed of several apothecia that look like elongated rabbit ears
Wynnea sparassoides - a fungus with a long solid stalk embedded in soil and a cauliflower-shaped yellow-brown head
false morel - a fungus of the family Helvellaceae
lorchel - a large fungus of the family Helvellaceae
gyromitra - any fungus of the genus Gyromitra
gasteromycete / gastromycete - any fungus of the class Gasteromycetes
stinkhorn / carrion fungus - any of various ill-smelling brown-capped fungi of the order Phallales
puffball / true puffball - any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature
earthstar - any fungus of the family Geastraceae
Radiigera fuscogleba - a fungus similar to an earthstar except that it does not open up
bird's-nest fungus - any of various fungi of the family Nidulariaceae having a cup-shaped body containing several egg-shaped structure enclosing the spores
Gastrocybe lateritia - a species of Gastrocybe fungus that has a conic cap and a thin stalk
Macowanites americanus - a small fungus with a fragile cap that cracks to expose the white context and a white stalk that is practically enclosed by the cap
Gastroboletus scabrosus - a dingy yellow brown fungus with a rough stalk that superficially resembles a bolete
Gastroboletus turbinatus - a fungus with a cap that can vary from red to dark brown
hen-of-the-woods / hen of the woods / Polyporus frondosus / Grifola frondosa - large grayish-brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees
agaric / Fomes igniarius - fungus used in the preparation of punk for fuses
bolete - any fungus of the family Boletaceae
jelly fungus - any fungus of the order Tremellales or Auriculariales whose fruiting body is jellylike in consistency when fresh
rust / rust fungus - any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants
smut / smut fungus - any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
felt fungus / Septobasidium pseudopedicellatum - fungus that frequently encircles twigs and branches of various trees especially citrus trees in southern United States
mold / mould - a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
mildew - a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter
verticillium - a fungus of the genus Verticillium
monilia - any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Monilia
candida - any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
blastomycete - any of various yeastlike budding fungi of the genus Blastomyces
yellow spot fungus / Cercospora kopkei - fungus causing yellow spot (a sugarcane disease in Australia)
green smut fungus / Ustilaginoidea virens - fungus causing green smut in rice
dry rot - a fungus causing dry rot
rhizoctinia - any fungus now or formerly belonging to the form genus Rhizoctinia
earthtongue / earth-tongue - any club-shaped fungus of the genus Geoglossum


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