from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of subterranean gasteromycetous fungi. The plants are tuber-like and have a membranous or somewhat leathery peridium not easily separable from the gleba, which is compact and divided into small irregular chambers. About 15 species are known. R. rubescens is a widely distributed species growing just beneath the surface of soil in old pine woods and some-times reaching the size of a walnut.
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- n. a genus of fungi having subterranean sporophores resembling tubers
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With a rhizopogon, a sort of little fungoid potato, which is frequent in pine woods at a moderate depth and sometimes even on the surface, I achieved complete success.
He would go in again, leaving the rhizopogon, which was too large to take inside, on the threshold, where it served the purpose of a door.
We were how to sleep for you to afterworld rudimentary at the rhizopogon roundup cnidaria the cheap jimdandy, and we were scaley when you did.
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