fungus

Part of speech: noun

One of a group of plants, including mushrooms, toadstools, etc.; also, a soft, spongy growth on an animal body.

Part of speech: adjective

Fungous.

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Usage examples "fungus":

  1. The parasite, or fungus, lives inside the wheat." - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
  2. Burl, lying in an exhausted, panting heap upon the purple mass of fungus, was conscious of a strange sensation. - "The Mad Planet", Murray Leinster.
  3. The puffs are only another type of fungus, even though they do cause more trouble than most. - "The Moralist", Jack Taylor.