Meaning of “fungus” in the English Dictionary

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"fungus" in British English

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fungusnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈfʌŋ.ɡəs/ us /ˈfʌŋ.ɡəs/ plural fungi uk /-ɡaɪ/ us funguses

any of various types of organisms that get their food from decaying material 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)

"fungus" in American English

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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 decaying matter

(Definition of “fungus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)