- a weblike, often evanescent veil covering the gills or hanging from the cap edge of certain mushrooms, particularly those of genus Cortinarius, and sometimes persisting as a ring or remnant of fibrils around the mushroom stalk.
Origin of cortina
1825–35; < New Latin; Late Latin cortīna curtain
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Examples from the Web for cortina
In Figure 240 the cortina and the bulbous form of the stem will be seen.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Belluno will shortly be connected by rail with Cortina, and possess a station of its own.Tyrol and its People
The cephalic horn and the three divergent wings are shorter, and at the distal end not so much thickened as in Theopera cortina.
There are fair men at Cortina and Caprile, a day's journey east.Italian Alps
Douglas William Freshfield
But the Festa of Cortina did not remain all day on this high moral plane.Little Rivers
Henry van Dyke