Definitions

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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  • Those natural blots, quas aut incuria fudit, aut humaria parum cavit natura, are to be found, no doubt, in his pages.

    The Life of Froude

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