paxillus

noun

pax·​il·​lus
ˈpaksələs
1
capitalized : a genus of rusty-spored mushrooms (family Agaricaceae) having a fleshy thallus with no annulus and decurrent gills separating easily from the cap
2
plural paxilli
-səˌlī
or paxilluses : any fungus of the genus Paxillus
especially : an edible mushroom (P. involutus)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, peg

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“Paxillus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paxillus. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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