fungi

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See also: Fungi, fungí, and fungi-

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fungī, from fungus + (suffix forming the nominative or vocative plurals of most second-declension nouns ending in -us).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fungi

  1. (pathology) Spongy, abnormal growth, as granulation tissue formed in a wound.
  2. plural of fungus
Usage notes[edit]
  • There are multiple pronunciations in current English use. More American dictionaries favour the pronunciation /ˈfʌndʒaɪ/ or /ˈfʌŋɡaɪ/, while more British dictionaries favour the pronunciation /ˈfʌŋɡiː/ or /ˈfʌndʒiː/. However, all four pronunciations are in use in both countries.

Etymology 2[edit]

See fungee. Sense 2 (“style of folk and popular music”) is apparently from the fact that the music is a blend of different musical instruments and styles, just as the dish (sense 1) is a blend of different flavours.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fungi (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of fungee (a cornmeal dish from the Caribbean, usually made with okra and served with salt fish, shellfish, or chicken)
  2. (by extension, music) A style of folk and popular music from the Virgin Islands, traditionally performed by bands consisting of banjo, guitar, ukulele, and washboard with various percussion instruments on rhythm.
    Synonyms: quelbe, scratch
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fungi

  1. plural of fungus

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

fungi

  1. inflection of fungere:
    1. second-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

fungī m

  1. inflection of fungus:
    1. genitive/locative singular
    2. nominative/vocative plural

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

fungī

  1. present active infinitive of fungor

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fungi.

Noun[edit]

fungi m pl (plural only)

  1. fungus

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