volva


volva

noun Mycology.

  1. the membranous envelope that encloses the base of various mushrooms formed when the velum ruptures.

noun plural -vae (-viː) or -vas

  1. botany a cup-shaped structure that sheathes the base of the stalk of certain mushrooms

  1. A cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain basidiomycete fungi.

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