Po*lyp"o*rous(?; 277), a. [Poly- + porous.] Having many pores. Wright.
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.
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