- 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
Examples from the Web for boletus
Historical Examples of 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