volva

noun
vol·​va | \ˈväl-və, ˈvȯl-\

Definition of volva 

: a membranous sac or cup about the base of the stipe in many gilled fungi (such as agarics)

Illustration of volva

Illustration of volva

First Known Use of volva

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for volva

New Latin, from Latin volva, vulva integument — more at vulva

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about volva

Dictionary Entries near volva

volutin

volution

volutoid

volva

Volvaria

volvate

volve

Statistics for volva

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for volva

The first known use of volva was circa 1753

See more words from the same year

Comments on volva

What made you want to look up volva? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!