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bird's-nest fungusor bird's nest fungus
Any of various fungi of the family Nidulariaceae, having a cuplike fruiting body containing several round, egglike structures that enclose the spores.
(Plants) any fungus of the family Nidulariaceae, having a nestlike spore-producing body containing egglike spore-filled structures
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|Noun||1.||bird's-nest fungus - any of various fungi of the family Nidulariaceae having a cup-shaped body containing several egg-shaped structure enclosing the spores|
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia