: a large genus of white-spored agarics (family Agaricaceae) that exude a white or colored milky juice when cut or broken and that include an edible species (L. deliciosus) and some poisonous ones

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New Latin, from Latin, milky

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“Lactarius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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