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Definition of fungus:

  1. A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds.
  2. Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex group of thallophytes of low organization, - the molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls, and the allies of each.

Synonyms:

parasite, rust, lichen, truffle, rot, mold, mildew, toadstool, puffball, saprophyte.

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