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  • n. An ascocarp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an ascocarp having the spore-bearing layer of cells (the hymenium) on a broad disklike receptacle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sporocarp of discomycetous fungi and truffles.

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

  • n. an ascocarp having the spore-bearing layer of cells (the hymenium) on a broad disklike receptacle

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Examples

  • In truffles, these asci are contained in ascoma, the little bumps that give truffles their characteristic warty appearance.

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