mitra

noun
mi·​tra | \ ˈmī‧trə \

Definition of mitra

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

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History and Etymology for mitra

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 2 Dec. 2021.

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