noun Phol·i·o·ta \ˌfälēˈōtə\

Definition of Pholiota

  1. :  a genus of brown-spored agarics of Europe and North America having an annulus and growing on open ground or decaying wood

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Origin and Etymology of pholiota

New Latin, from Greek pholis scale of a reptile + ōt-, ous ear — more at ear

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