clitocybe

noun, capitalized cli·tocy·be \klīˈtäsə̇ˌbē\

Definition of clitocybe

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

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Origin and Etymology of clitocybe

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


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