Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the general form of umbrella, as a mushroom. See cut under Agaricus.
- adj. botany Having the form of anything that serves to shade, such as a treetop or especially an umbrella.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the form of anything that serves to shade, as a tree top, an umbrella, and the like; specifically (Bot.), having the form of umbrella; umbrella-shaped.
- Latin umbraculum anything that furnishes shade, a bower, umbrella (diminutive of umbra a shade) + -form. (Wiktionary)
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