from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of pore-fungi of the family Boletace√¶, having the pileus with a rather tough flesh and provided with floccose scales. The pores are uniform and white or gray, and the spores blackish. Only a few species are known. S. strobilaceus is an edible species frequently found in the forests of Europe and North America.

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  • n. fungi similar to Boletus but with a shaggy scaly cap


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