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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *gǫba. This might be related to Middle High German swamb (German Schwamm), Latin fungus and Greek σπόγγος (spóngos) or σφόγγος (sfóngos), which supposes some consonant transposition.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦoʊ̯ba/
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  • Hyphenation: hou‧ba

NounEdit

houba f

  1. mushroom (fungus and fruit of fungus)
    Některé houby jsou jedlé, jiné jedovaté. — Some mushrooms are edible, other are poisonous.
  2. sponge (Porifera)
  3. sponge (material used to wash dishes or the body)
  4. sponge (direct-reduction iron)

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