Definition of Cantharellus
1. Noun. A well-known genus of fungus; has funnel-shaped fruiting body; includes the chanterelles.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Agaricaceae, Family Agaricaceae
Member holonyms: Cantharellus Cibarius, Chantarelle, Chanterelle, Cantharellus Floccosus, Floccose Chanterelle, Cantharellus Clavatus, Pig's Ears, Cantharellus Cinnabarinus, Cinnabar Chanterelle
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cantharellus
Literary usage of Cantharellus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions of by Robert Kaye Greville (1827)
"Lamella; in the form of dichotomous (sometimes obsolete) folds. Pileus fleshy or membranaceous. SPECIFIC CHARACTER. cantharellus cibarius ..."
2. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1901)
"The name cantharellus, meaning little cup or goblet, refers to the shape of the ... cantharellus floccosus (Edible) Cap or Pileus—Funnel form or trumpet ..."
3. Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and how to Distinguish Them: A Selection by William Hamilton Gibson (1899)
"Habitat: In woods, especially hemlocks, generally in clusters of two or three, or in lines or arcs of several individuals. cantharellus ..."
4. British Fungus-flora: A Classified Text-book of Mycology by George. Massee (1893)
"cantharellus, Adans., Fung. Ord. v.; Cke., Hdbk., p. 339. The characters of this genus mainly depend on the gills, which are fold-like, more or less thick, ..."
5. A Preliminary Report on the Hymeniales of Connecticut by Edward Albert White (1905)
"cantharellus Adanson. Cantharus, a cup ; from form of cap. ... Several are considered excellent for the table. cantharellus cibarius ..."