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boletus

[ boh-lee-tuhs ]
/ boʊˈli təs /
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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.

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Origin of boletus

1595–1605; <New Latin; Latin bōlētus a mushroom
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boletus
/ (bəʊˈliːtəs) /

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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