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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various fungi of the family Boletaceae, having an often thick stalk and an umbrella-shaped cap with spongy pores rather than gills on the underside.
  • noun A boletus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any fungus of the family Boletaceae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of fruiting body produced by certain fungus species in the order Boletales; includes several species of mushrooms that are considered delicious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any fungus of the family Boletaceae

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin bōlētus, mushroom, of unknown origin.]

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