Verpa

noun Ver·pa \ˈvərpə\

Definition of Verpa

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

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Origin and Etymology of verpa

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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