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{n: Jew's-ear, Jew's-ears, ear fungus, Auricularia auricula} widely distributed edible fungus shaped like a human ear and growing on decaying wood

{n: Radiigera fuscogleba} a fungus similar to an earthstar except that it does not open up; the spore mass is brown at maturity with a column of sterile tissue extending up into it

{n: Scleroderma citrinum, Scleroderma aurantium} an earthball fungus that is a dingy brownish yellow and a dark purplish interior; the peridium is covered with a pattern of small warts

{n: Wynnea americana} a fungus composed of several apothecia that look like elongated rabbit ears; the sterile surface is dark brown and warty; the fertile surface is smooth and pinkish orange

{n: aspergillosis} an opportunistic infection by a fungus of the genus Aspergillus; characterized by inflammation and lesions of the ear and other organs

{n: earthstar} any fungus of the family Geastraceae; in form suggesting a puffball whose outer peridium splits into the shape of a star

{n: earthtongue, earth-tongue} any club-shaped fungus of the genus Geoglossum

{n: forager} someone who hunts for food and provisions
"in Japan a fungus forager can earn a good living"

{n: truffle, earthnut} edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber

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