from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of discomycetous fungi, growing on the ground and closely allied to the morels (Morchella), type of the Helvellaceæ.
- n. A fungus belonging to this genus.
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- n. any fungus of the genus Helvella having the ascocarps stalked or pleated or often in folds
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It occurs in woods during the summer and autumn, and is known as the white helvella.