noun \ˈväl-və, ˈvl-\

Definition of VOLVA

:  a membranous sac or cup about the base of the stipe in many gilled fungi (as agarics)

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Origin of VOLVA

New Latin, from Latin volva, vulva integument — more at vulva
First Known Use: circa 1753


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