noun, plural cor·ti·nae [kawr-tahy-nee, -tee-nahy] /kɔrˈtaɪ ni, -ˈti naɪ/. Mycology.
Origin of cortina
Examples from the Web for cortina
Antelao and Tofana, guarding the vale above Cortina, show faint streaks of snow upon their amethyst.New Italian sketches|John Addington Symonds
Cortinarius is from cortina, a curtain, alluding to a cobwebby veil seen only in the comparatively young plants.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
This membrane, called the cortina, has given its name to a numerous and important class of mushrooms (the Cortinarias).
The cephalic horn and the three divergent wings are shorter, and at the distal end not so much thickened as in Theopera cortina.
The art schools of Cortina are famous for their beautiful work in gold and silver filigree, and wood-inlaying.Little Rivers|Henry van Dyke