from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large genus of terrestrial hymenomycetous fungi, of the family Agaricini, characterized by rusty-ocher spores and a universal veil consisting of cobweb-like threads. In general appearance the species resemble those of Agaricus, to which they are closely allied.
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- noun the largest genus in the Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby partial veils)
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= -- This is known as the smeared cortinarius because of the abundant glutinous substance with which the plant is smeared during moist or wet weather.
= -- The cinnamon cortinarius is so called because of the cinnamon color of the entire plant, especially of the cap and stem.