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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 Arabic فِطْر…
in Korean 곰팡이…
in Malaysian kulat…
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 Vietnamese nấm…
in Spanish hongo…
in Portuguese fungo…
in Thai เชื้อรา…
in German der Pilz…
in Catalan fong…
in Japanese キノコ, カビ…
in Indonesian jamur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 真菌, 真菌类植物…
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