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cortina

[kawr-tahy-nuh, -tee-nuh] /kɔrˈtaɪ nə, -ˈti nə/
noun, plural cortinae
[kawr-tahy-nee, -tee-nahy] /kɔrˈtaɪ ni, -ˈti naɪ/ (Show IPA).
Mycology
1.
a weblike, often evanescent veil covering the gills or hanging from the cap edge of certain mushrooms, particularly those of genus Cortinarius, and sometimes persisting as a ring or remnant of fibrils around the mushroom stalk.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin; Late Latin cortīna curtain
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