from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The principal genus of fungi belonging to the family Clavariei, including many species.
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The coral was of various kinds, but a beautiful specimen of Porites clavaria was obtained by one of our people who dived for it in two fathoms 'water, within a few yards of the shore.
Throw the clavaria into a saucepan, cover, and allow it to stew gently for fifteen minutes while you make the sauce.
= -- Wash, separate and cut the clavaria as in first recipe.
= -- Wash the clavaria thoroughly without breaking it apart; put into a steamer; stand the steamer over a kettle of boiling water, and steam rapidly, that is, keep the water boiling hard for fifteen minutes.
Put a layer of bread crumbs in the bottom of the dish, then a layer of chopped clavaria, and so continue until you have the dish filled.
Take the clavaria from the fire, and when cool stir it into the sauce.
I still love to see the fat heads of the boletes, the tops of the agarics and the coral-red tufts of the clavaria emerge above the carpet pink with heather.