Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of pyrenomycetous fungi having erect, black stipitate, cylindrical or clavate, simple or branched, corky stromata covered with a layer of perithecia.

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  • n. type genus of Xylariaceae; fungi with perithecia in the upper part of erect black woody stromata

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  • A chemical from xylaria, a fungus that grows on dead wood, blocked it.

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