Definition of lepiota
1 capitalized : a genus of white-spored agarics having a prominent annulus and a flat expanded pileus and including several edible mushrooms (as L. procera) and others (as L. morgani) regarded as poisonous
2 plural -s : any fungus of the genus Lepiota —called also parasol mushroom
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Origin and Etymology of lepiota
New Latin, from Greek lepion thin rind, scurf, diminutive of lepos rind, husk, scale, from lepein to peel
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