boletus

[boh-lee-tuh s]
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noun, plural bo·le·tus·es, bo·le·ti [boh-lee-tahy] /boʊˈli taɪ/.

any mushroomlike fungus of the genus Boletus, having an easily separable layer of tubes on the underside of the cap or pileus.

Nearby words

  1. boldrewood,
  2. bole,
  3. bolection,
  4. bolero,
  5. boletic acid,
  6. boleyn,
  7. boleyn, anne,
  8. bolger,
  9. bolger, james,
  10. bolide

Origin of boletus

1595–1605; < New Latin; Latin bōlētus a mushroom

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boletus

noun plural -tuses or -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 for boletus

C17: from Latin: variety of mushroom, from Greek bōlitēs; perhaps related to Greek bōlos lump

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