: a genus of white-spored agarics (family Agaricaceae) with flat or funnel-shaped pileus and elastic stem see jack-o'-lantern

Word History


New Latin, from clito- (from Greek klitos slope) + Middle Greek kybē head; perhaps akin to Greek kyphos bent, humpbacked

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“Clitocybe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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