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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fungia  \Fun"gi*a\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  L.  fungus  mushroom:  cf  F. 
  fongie.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  simple,  stony  corals;  --  so  called  because  they 
  are  usually  flat  and  circular,  with  radiating  plates,  like 
  the  gills  of  a  mushroom.  Some  of  them  are  eighteen  inches  in 
  diameter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Fungia 
  n  :  mushroom  corals  [syn:  {Fungia},  {genus  Fungia}] 




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