any of a subdivision (Basidiomycotina) of fungi, including the mushrooms, rusts, smuts, and puffballs, that produce spores on basidia; club fungus
Origin of basidiomycetefrom Modern Latin from basidium + -mycete
Any of various members of a large group of fungi producing spores on basidia. The group includes puffballs, shelf fungi, rusts, smuts, and many species of mushrooms.
Origin of basidiomycetebasidi(um) -mycete