- 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
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Examples from the Web for boletus
This is quite a pretty plant, but at first sight it will not be taken for a Boletus.
This species is very close to Boletus scaber and Boletus edulis.
The club-footed Boletus is very closely related to B. edulis.
Similar trials, and it is said successfully, have been made with Boletus edulis.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Against the walls of the houses the Agaric shaped like a horse's hoof (Boletus igniarius) was hung up to serve as a pin-cushion.Lachesis Lapponica
Carl von Linn
- 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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