: a genus of fungi (family Helvellaceae) with a bell-shaped cap attached only at the top of the stipe

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin, "penis," noun derivative of verpus "having the foreskin pulled back, circumcised," of obscure origin

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“Verpa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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