Lactarius

noun Lac·ta·ri·us \lakˈta(a)rēəs, -ter-, -tār-\

Definition of Lactarius

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of lactarius

New Latin, from Latin, milky


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