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basidiomycete

ba·sid·i·o·my·cete

basidiomycete

pronunciation:
b sI di o maI sit [or] b sI di o maI sit
part of speech: noun
definition: any of the fungi, such as mushrooms, puffballs, and smuts, that bear spores on a club-shaped cell.
derivation: basidiomycetous (adj.)