noun hel·vel·la \helˈvelə\

Definition of helvella

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Helvellaceae) comprising ascomycetous fungi with the ascocarps stalked, pileate, or saddle-shaped and often thrown into folds

  2. 2 plural -s :  any fungus of the genus Helvella



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Origin and Etymology of helvella

New Latin, from Latin, a small potherb, from helvus light-bay-colored + -ella (diminutive suffix) — more at yellow

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