Definition of polypore in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpäliˌpôr/ /ˈpɑlɪˌpɔr/


  • A bracket fungus in which the spores are expelled through fine pores on the underside.

    Several families in the order Aphyllophorales, class Hymenomycetes, in particular Polyporaceae, which includes the dryad saddle

    ‘See sulphur shelf and beefsteak fungus for the best-known edible examples; and polypores for some others.’
    • ‘A visitor this past Tuesday was teaching me a few of the dried-up fungi one can find this time of year in PA, mostly shelf fungi or polypores with wild names.’