from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A stalklike outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens, bearing the apothecium.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, in certain lichens, the shrubby or stalk-like outgrowth of the thallus, bearing exposed hymenia; also, any stalk-like elevation. See cuts under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A stalk which bears the fructification in some lichens, as in the so-called reindeer moss.
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- noun A
stalkwhich bears the fructificationin some lichens, such as the reindeer moss.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an organ or body resembling a stalk; especially the outgrowth of the thallus of certain lichens on which the ascocarp is borne
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin, from Greek pous, pod-, foot; see –pod.]
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New Latin, from Ancient Greek foot.
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