gleba

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gleba fleshy spore-bearing inner mass of e.g. a puffball or stinkhorn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gleba (Bot) The chambered sporogenous tissue forming the central mass of the sporophore in puff balls, stinkhorns, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gleba A genus of pteropods.
    • n gleba A genus of true siphonophorous hydrozoans, of the family Hippopodiidæ, related to Diphyes, but having more than two nectocalyxes of characteristic hippocrepiform Structure. There is no polyp-stem and no float. The male and female gonophores are clustered at the base of the nutritive polyp. Hippopodius is a synonym. Otto, 1823.
    • n gleba [I. c] In botany, in gasteromycetous fungi, the chambered part of the fructification, upon the walls of whose cavities the spores are borne. Also glebula.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a clod

Usage

In literature:

ADSCRIPTI GLEBAE, slaves, transferred with the land to which they are bound, from one possessor to another.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
We have not examined any specimens of Camillea globosa, but suspect a section would show two divisions of the gleba, as in the next.
"Synopsis of Some Genera of the Large Pyrenomycetes" by C. G. Lloyd
The peridium is very large, breaking away in fragments when ripe and exposing the gleba.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
When old the gleba consists of a dusty mass of threads and spores.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
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In news:

Kids Animated Feature Directed by: Francis Glebas Starring: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen.
Casey Gleba scored with just less than 1½ minutes to play, lifting Cinnaminson to a 1-0 victory over Woodstown for the South Jersey Group 2 girls soccer championship Friday.
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