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volva

[vol-vuh] /ˈvɒl və/
noun, Mycology.
1.
the membranous envelope that encloses the base of various mushrooms formed when the velum ruptures.
Origin of volva
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin: covering, akin to volvere to roll, wrap
Related forms
volvate
[vol-vit, -veyt] /ˈvɒl vɪt, -veɪt/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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volva

/ˈvɒlvə/
noun (pl) -vae (-viː), -vas
1.
(botany) a cup-shaped structure that sheathes the base of the stalk of certain mushrooms
Derived Forms
volvate (ˈvɒlvɪt; -veɪt) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: a covering, from volvere to wrap
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volva
  (vŏl'və, vôl'-)   
A cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain basidiomycete fungi.
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