lepiota

noun

lep·​i·​o·​ta
ˌlepēˈōtə
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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek lepion thin rind, scurf, diminutive of lepos rind, husk, scale, from lepein to peel

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“Lepiota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepiota. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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