boletus

boletus

[boh-lee-tuhs]
noun, plural boletuses, boleti [boh-lee-tahy] .
any mushroomlike fungus of the genus Boletus, having an easily separable layer of tubes on the underside of the cap or pileus.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Neo-Latin; Latin bōlētus a mushroom

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boletus (bəʊˈliːtəs)
 
n , pl -tuses, -ti
any saprotroph basidiomycetous fungus of the genus Boletus, having a brownish umbrella-shaped cap with spore-bearing tubes in the underside: family Boletaceae. Many species are edible
 
[C17: from Latin: variety of mushroom, from Greek bōlitēs; perhaps related to Greek bōlos lump]

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