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fungus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants
fungusfun‧gus /ˈfʌŋɡəs/ ●○○ noun (plural fungi /-dʒaɪ, -ɡaɪ/ or funguses) 🔊 🔊 [countable, uncountable]HBP a simple type of plant that has no leaves or flowers and that grows on plants or other surfaces. mushrooms and mould are both fungi.
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fungusSpeedo harbored every kind of parasite and fungus that can set up housekeeping in the canine host.The most sophisticated farmers are the leaf-cutting ants, which cultivate fungus on fresh vegetation thanks to an assembly-line of specialised castes.A nightmare of wilt and mildew, of fungus and blackspot.The next day the fungus had dropped off and there were less white spots.One mystery concerns how the fungus has been able to move from butternut to butternut, since these trees are so widespread.The panel also will try to determine how and when the fungus arrived in Arizona.If the seed has protruded slightly above the sand during this growth a white fungus may be observed surrounding the area.What is the white fungus on the roots of the indoor fig tree, surely it is my fault?
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