See also: Fungi, fungí, and fungi-

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fungi

  1. (pathology) Spongy, abnormal growth, as granulation tissue formed in a wound.
  2. plural of fungus
Usage notesEdit
  • 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 2Edit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fungi

  1. plural of fungus

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

fungi

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

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

fungī m

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

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

fungī

  1. present active infinitive of fungor

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fungi.

NounEdit

fungi m pl (plural only)

  1. fungus

DeclensionEdit