Definition of Hygrophorus
1. Noun. A genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Hygrophoraceae, Hygrophoraceae
Member holonyms: Hygrophorus Borealis, Hygrophorus Caeruleus, Hygrophorus Inocybiformis, Hygrophorus Kauffmanii, Hygrophorus Marzuolus, Hygrophorus Purpurascens, Hygrophorus Russula, Hygrophorus Sordidus, Hygrophorus Tennesseensis, Hygrophorus Turundus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hygrophorus
Literary usage of Hygrophorus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Preliminary Report on the Hymeniales of Connecticut by Edward Albert White (1905)
"Usually the gills are attached to the stem and extend down it in decurrent lines, frequently branching considerably. hygrophorus ..."
2. British Fungus-flora: A Classified Text-book of Mycology by George. Massee (1893)
"hygrophorus, Tries, Hym. Eur., p. 405; Cke., Hdbk., p. 289. The essential character of the genus consists in the hymenium at length becoming soft and ..."
3. Report (1904)
"hygrophorus cantharellus Schw. Low woods. Common. Summer. hygrophorus ... hygrophorus conicus Fr. Lawns and meadows. Common. Summer. hygrophorus ..."