from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, transparent, or like water, when moist, and opaque when dry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having such a structure as to be diaphanous when moist, and opaque when dry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective mycology Changing
coloras it dries out.
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It has a watery appearance (hygrophanous), somewhat fleshy, smooth, striate on the margin.
The = pileus = is convex, then the center is nearly or quite expanded, the margin at first inrolled and never fully expanded, hygrophanous, smooth
= Cap. = -- Whether dry, moist, watery in appearance (hygrophanous), slimy, viscid, glutinous; color when young, when old; whether with fine bloom, powder; kind of scales and arrangement, whether free from the cuticle and easily rubbed off.
(hygrophanous) in appearance, not viscid, of an umber color, shining, faintly and closely striate on the margin.