American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Botany The umbrellalike fruiting structure forming the top of a stalked fleshy fungus, such as a mushroom; the cap.
- n. A brimless round skullcap worn by ancient Romans.
- n. See caul.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among the ancient Romans, a conical cap or hat of felt; a cap or skullcap.
- n. In botany, the expanded cap-like or umbrella-like summit of the stipe, bearing the hymenium, in hymenomycetous fungi: same as cap, 2 . See cuts under Agaricus and Fungi.
- n. In ornithology, same as pileum.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of echinoderms.
- n. A nipple-shield.
- n. The disk or umbrella of a jellyfish.
- n. the cap of a mushroom.
- n. the bell of a jellyfish
- n. meteorology a small thin cloud attached to a cumulus cloud. A cap cloud
- n. a conical felt hat worn in ancient Rome and Greece
- n. The top of the head of a bird, from the bill to the nape.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rom. Antiq.) A kind of skull cap of felt.
- n. (Bot.) The expanded upper portion of many of the fungi. See Mushroom.
- n. (Zoöl.) The top of the head of a bird, from the bill to the nape.
- n. a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
- Latin pileus ("a felt cap"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin pīleus, from Latin, cap. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At some point, right through here, you are going to see what is called a pileus cap right there going through the top of what would be the top of a thunderstorm, if there were as a thunderstorm there.”
“Their texture is always different from that of the pileus, which is fleshy or membranous.”
“This gives a fluted appearance to the margin of the pileus, which is very thin and membranaceous.”
“A closely related species is _L. pergamenus_ (Swartz) Fr., which resembles it very closely, but has a longer, stuffed stem, and thinner, more pliant pileus, which is more frequently irregular and eccentric, and not at first umbilicate.”
“This cloud, which meteorologists call a pileus cloud, is probably a transient feature: the eruption plume is starting to punch through.”
“The white cloud in the middle of the eruption is called a pileus cloud, according to NASA.”
“The under side of the pileus is the part which bears the spores, which correspond to the seeds of higher plants.”
“(arachnoid) veil which is separate from the cuticle of the pileus, that is, superficial.”
“· Agaricus species have a pileus which is smooth, free gills, stipe with a ring (left when the cap breaks away), and brown spores.”
“= Crepidotus versutus = Pk. -- This little _Crepidotus_ has a pure white pileus which is covered with a soft, whitish down.”
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