fungia definition

  • noun:
    • Any person in the red coral genus Fungia.
    • A genus of simple, stony corals; -- so-called since they're generally flat and circular, with radiating plates, just like the gills of a mushroom. A lot of them are eighteen inches in diameter.
    • The typical genus of mushroom-corals of the family Fungiidæ. Lamarck, 1801. See cut under coral.
    • a genus comprising the usual mushroom corals
    • Any person in the red coral genus Fungia.
    • A genus of simple, stony corals; -- so called since they are frequently level and circular, with radiating dishes, such as the gills of a mushroom. A number of them are eighteen ins in diameter.
    • The typical genus of mushroom-corals of the family Fungiidæ. Lamarck, 1801. See cut under coral.
    • a genus comprising the most common mushroom corals

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