Word: fungus (pl fungi)
fungus (mushroom) < Greek word sphongos/σφογγος (=sponge) because of the fungi appearance,
Coined: Horace (65 BC – 8 BC), and Pliny (23 AD – 79AD),
eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Fungi, which lack chlorophyll and vascular tissue, that includes microorganisms such as yeasts mushrooms, rusts, smuts, puffballs, truffles, morels, molds, and yeasts.
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The use of the word mycology= study of fungi is derived from the Greek mykes/μύκης (mushroom) and logos/λόγος (discourse), coined in 1836 by English naturalist Miles J Berkeley's "The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith, Vol. 5."