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
plural -s: any fungus of the genus Lepiota
called alsoparasol mushroom
New Latin, from Greek lepion thin rind, scurf, diminutive of lepos rind, husk, scale, from lepein to peel
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