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volva

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noun vol·va \ˈväl-və, ˈvȯl-\

Definition of volva

  1. :  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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