mitra

noun

mi·​tra
ˈmī‧trə
1
capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Mitridae) of chiefly East Indian marine snails having a slender acutely pointed often brightly colored shell
2
plural -s [New Latin, from Latin]
a
: galea
b
: the thick rounded pileus of various mushroom fungi

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, headband, turban; from the shape of the shell

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“Mitra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mitra. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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