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fungus

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈfʌŋ.ɡəs/ ( plural fungi   /-ɡaɪ/   or funguses) us  
any of various types of organism that get their food from decaying material or other living things: Mushrooms and mould are fungi. Fungus can be poisonous.
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…
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