Rus·​su·​la | \ ˈrəsyələ \

Definition of Russula

: a large genus that comprises stout-stemmed white-spored fungi (family Agaricaceae) with neither annulus nor volva, includes some edible species, and may be distinguished from the related Lactarius by the absence of milky juice and by the brittle pileus of red, purple, yellow, green, or blue

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First Known Use of Russula

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Russula

New Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of russulus reddish, from Latin russus red

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“Russula.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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