cortina

[ kawr-tahy-nuh, -tee-nuh ]
/ kɔrˈtaɪ nə, -ˈti nə /

noun, plural cor·ti·nae [kawr-tahy-nee, -tee-nahy]. /kɔrˈtaɪ ni, -ˈti naɪ/. Mycology.

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.

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Origin of cortina

1825–35; <New Latin; Late Latin cortīnacurtain
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