from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of pyrenomycetous fungi of the family Hypocreaceæ having the perithecia membranous, single, or variously aggregated on a stroma, and usually bright-colored.
  • n. pl. nectrias. Any fungus of the genus Nectria. See apple-tree and plum canker, cacao and coral-spot disease, and Tubercularia.


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