from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fungus of the genus Boletus, having an umbrella-shaped cap with spore-bearing tubules on the underside and including both edible and poisonous species.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An edible type of mushroom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of fungi having the under side of the pileus or cap composed of a multitude of fine separate tubes. A few are edible, and others very poisonous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An extensive genus of hymenomycetous fungi, generally found growing on the ground in woods and meadows, especially in pine woods.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of Boletaceae; genus of soft early-decaying pore fungi; some poisonous and some edible
Latin bōlētus, mushroom.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin bōlētus (Wiktionary)