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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A plant that has no leaves, flowers, or green color.

Usage examples (37)
  • Mushrooms are a kind of fungus that people can eat.
  • Moreover, the fungus is apparently more lethal under moist conditions, yet, at many affected sites, warm years are comparatively dry.
  • Underneath, the fungus is light brown and corky in texture.
  • In fact, in the old reactor, a new radiation-seeking fungus is thriving: for more
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  • There was a terrible "fungous" (like or caused by a fungus or fungi) odor in the back yard, but no "fungus" (a plant like a mushroom) could be found.
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