Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ascomycetous fungi of the family Helvellaceæ, having large fleshy stipitate fruiting bodies (ascomata) with the surface irregularly depressed and folded. The name refers to the convoluted turban-like ascoma. Eleven species have been described, some of which are among the largest known Ascomycetes. G. esculenta, as its name indicates, is an edible species occurring in America and Europe.
- n. any fungus of the genus Gyromitra
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