Definitions

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  • n. A cellulose found in certain fungi and mushrooms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name formerly given to cellulose found in certain fungi and mushrooms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as fungus-cellulose.

Etymologies

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Latin fungus mushroom: compare French fongine, fungine.

Examples

  • In the first place the author gives an exhaustive bibliography, beginning with the researches of Braconnot (1811), who regarded the cellular tissue of these organisms as a specialised substance, which he termed 'fungin.'

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • Bracannot and Vauquelin, who designate the insoluble spongy matter by the name of fungin, and the soluble portion is found to contain the bolotic and the fungic acids.

    The Book of Household Management

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  • fun-gin

    What is your favorite wine (vin) ? gin!!!!!! a la Julia Childs

    September 2, 2012