from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large genus of pyrenomycetous fungi having erect, black stipitate, cylindrical or clavate, simple or branched, corky stromata covered with a layer of perithecia.
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- noun type genus of Xylariaceae; fungi with perithecia in the upper part of erect black woody stromata
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