Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fruiting body of some lichens in which the spores lie freely in a powdery mass that is enclosed in a peridium.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin : Greek maza, lump; see mag- in Indo-European roots + Latin aedēs, house.]

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