paxillus

noun pax·il·lus \ˈpaksələs\

Definition of paxillus

  1. 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. 2 plural paxilli \-səˌlī\ or paxilluses :  any fungus of the genus Paxillus; especially :  an edible mushroom (P. involutus)

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Origin and Etymology of paxillus

New Latin, from Latin, peg


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