Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stalklike outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens, bearing the apothecium.
  • n. A stalklike growth or process.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stalk which bears the fructification in some lichens, such as the reindeer moss.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stalk which bears the fructification in some lichens, as in the so-called reindeer moss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, in certain lichens, the shrubby or stalk-like outgrowth of the thallus, bearing exposed hymenia; also, any stalk-like elevation. See cuts under Cladonia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens on which the ascocarp is borne

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek pous, pod-, foot; see -pod.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Ancient Greek foot. (Wiktionary)

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