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English → English (gcide) Definition: Polyporus fomentarius Polyporus \Po*lyp"o*rus\, n.; pl. Polypori. [NL., fr. Gr. poly`s many + ? a pore.] (Bot.) A genus of fungi having the under surface full of minute pores; also, any fungus of this genus. [1913 Webster] Note: Polyporus fomentarius was formerly dried and cut in slices for tinder, called amadou. Polyporus betulinus is common in America, and forms very large thick white semicircular excrescences on birch trees. Several species of Polyporous are considered edible. [1913 Webster] Punk \Punk\, n. [Cf. Spunk.] 1. Wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder; touchwood. [1913 Webster] 2. A fungus (Polyporus fomentarius, etc.) sometimes dried for tinder; agaric. [1913 Webster] 3. An artificial tinder. See Amadou, and Spunk. [1913 Webster] 4. A prostitute; a strumpet. [Obsoles.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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