from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bracket-fungus.
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When her bag was full, she tied it off, put it in the basket, and went in search of flea-wort, a kind of shelf-fungus that grew on the fallen bodies of winter-killed trees.
He honestly, truly, tried to keep from going too far away, but he couldn't find any of the shelf-fungus growing near at hand, and he really hadn't expected to.
Mycofoetida was a fungus, a particularly noxious shelf-fungus with a perfectly nauseating aroma when fresh-picked.