from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The envelope or coat of certain fungi, such as the puffballs and earthstars.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The outer enveloping coat of a sporophore in angiocarpous fungi, upon which the spores develop in a closed cavity.

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

  • n. outer layer of the spore-bearing organ in many fungi


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