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boletus

[ boh-lee-tuhs ]
/ bo蕣藞li t蓹s /
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noun, plural bo路le路tus路es, bo路le路ti [boh-lee-tahy]. /bo蕣藞li ta瑟/.
any mushroomlike fungus of the genus Boletus, having an easily separable layer of tubes on the underside of the cap or pileus.
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Origin of boletus

1595鈥1605; <New Latin; Latin b艒l膿tus a mushroom
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British Dictionary definitions for boletus

boletus
/ (b蓹蕣藞li藧t蓹s) /

noun plural -tuses or -ti (-藢ta瑟)
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 b艒lit膿s; perhaps related to Greek b艒los lump
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