from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of discomycetous fungi, of the family Pezizaceæ, having sessile, variously colored ascomata and hyaline one-celled smooth or roughened spores. The name refers to the usual habitat of the plants, which is vegetable mold.
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