Definitions

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

  • n. A small flask-shaped fruiting body in ascomycetous fungi that contains the ascospores.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ascocarp shaped like a skittle or ball, distinguished by a small pore, the ostiole, through which the spores are released one by one when ripe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An organ in certain fungi and lichens, surrounding and enveloping the masses of fructification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a cup-shaped envelop (or ascocarp) with the margin incurved so as to form a narrow-mouthed cavity, inclosing the fructification of certain fungi, lichens, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. flask-shaped ascocarp

Etymologies

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

New Latin : peri- + Greek thēkion, diminutive of thēkē, case; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.

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