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Re: Weekly Vocab 6: to know

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, May 15, 2003, 12:40
En réponse à John Cowan :

>Technically, a mushroom is the fruiting body, the part that sticks up >above the soil (or other substrate) and is eaten. "Toadstool", as others >have said, refers to a poisonous mushroom. Fungi that do not have >fruiting bodies are called "molds", especially when they invade food. >(This is usually bad, although in the case of blue cheese, which is >cheese invaded by _Penicillium notatum_, the common blue-green mold of bread, >it is considered good. Go figure.)
It just depends on the species that invaded the cheese. Most have a negative effect, but some have a positive one :) . Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.


John Cowan <cowan@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>