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[boh-lee-tuh s] /boʊˈli təs/
noun, plural boletuses, boleti
[boh-lee-tahy] /boʊˈli taɪ/ (Show IPA)
any mushroomlike fungus of the genus Boletus, having an easily separable layer of tubes on the underside of the cap or pileus.
Origin of boletus
1595-1605; < New Latin; Latin bōlētus a mushroom Unabridged
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noun (pl) -tuses, -ti (-ˌtaɪ)
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
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: variety of mushroom, from Greek bōlitēs; perhaps related to Greek bōlos lump
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