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fungusnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈfʌŋ.ɡəs/ (plural fungi uk   /-ɡaɪ/ us   or funguses)
any of ​varioustypes of ​organisms that get ​theirfood from ​decayingmaterial or other ​living things: Mushrooms and ​mould are fungi. Fungus can be ​poisonous.
(Definition of fungus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fungusnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈfʌŋ·ɡəs/ (plural fungi  /ˈfʌn·dʒɑɪ, ˈfʌŋ·ɡɑɪ/ )
biology a ​plant without ​leaves, ​flowers, or ​color that ​lives on other ​plants or on ​decayingmatter
(Definition of fungus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fungus”
in Korean 곰팡이…
in Arabic فِطْر…
in Malaysian kulat…
in French champignon…
in Russian гриб, грибок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 真菌, 真菌類植物…
in Italian fungo…
in Turkish mantar…
in Polish grzyb…
in Spanish hongo…
in Vietnamese nấm…
in Portuguese fungo…
in Thai เชื้อรา…
in German der Pilz…
in Catalan fong…
in Japanese キノコ, カビ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 真菌, 真菌类植物…
in Indonesian jamur…
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