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|Noun||1.||dead-men's-fingers - the fruiting bodies of the fungi of the genus Xylaria|
genus Xylaria, Xylaria - type genus of Xylariaceae; fungi with perithecia in the upper part of erect black woody stromata
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia