Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fungus”

See all translations

fungus

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈfʌŋɡəs/ ( plural fungi, funguses)
a type of plant without leaves and without green colouring that gets its food from other living or decaying things: This fungus attacks roses and causes black spots on their leaves.Bacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
Translations of “fungus”
in Korean 곰팡이…
in Arabic فِطْر…
in French champignon…
in Turkish mantar…
in Italian fungo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 真菌, 真菌類植物…
in Russian гриб, грибок…
in Polish grzyb…
in Spanish hongo…
in Portuguese fungo…
in German der Pilz…
in Catalan fong…
in Japanese キノコ, カビ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 真菌, 真菌类植物…
(Definition of fungus from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fungus” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More