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boletus

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noun bo·le·tus \bō-ˈlē-təs\

Definition of boletus

plural bo·le·tus or bo·le·tiplay \-ˈlē-ˌtī\

  1. :  any of a genus (Boletus) of boletes (as a porcini) some of which are poisonous and others edible



Origin of boletus

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, mushroom


First Known Use: 1601

Rhymes with boletus


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