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Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, May 8, 2003, 18:00
Andreas Johansson scripsit:

> Does it include all "mushroom-looking-like" things that're inedible?
No, only the poisonous ones. For example, the shelf fungus (_Ganoderma_ sp., looks like a shelf growing out of the side of dead trees or stumps) is not a toadstool, being merely inedible rather than actually toxic.
> Well, I shan't be pontificating on English terminology here, but I do believe > that "fungus" is the English term for the relevant kingdom.
Indeed. -- John Cowan "Not to know The Smiths is not to know K.X.U." --K.X.U.