Definition of polypore in US English:



  • A bracket fungus in which the spores are expelled through fine pores on the underside.

    Several families in the order Aphyllophorales, class Hymenomycetes, in particular Polyporaceae, which includes the dryad saddle

    • ‘See sulphur shelf and beefsteak fungus for the best-known edible examples; and polypores for some others.’
    • ‘A visitor this past Tuesday was teaching me a few of the dried-up fungi one can find this time of year in PA, mostly shelf fungi or polypores with wild names.’