acervate

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acervate

(əˈsɜːvɪt; -ˌveɪt)
adj
(Botany) growing in heaps or clusters
[C19: from Latin acervātus, from acervāre to heap up, from acervus a heap]
aˈcervately adv
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Adj.1.acervate - pertaining to a growth of fungi that forms a heaped-up massacervate - pertaining to a growth of fungi that forms a heaped-up mass; "acervate fungous sporophores"
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Period and peculiarities of fructification End of September--beginning of Second half of September-- November; bears fruit solitarily, beginning of November; bears in small groups, rarely-- fruit in small groups and acervately. acervately, rarely-- solitarily.