volva

noun
vol·​va | \ ˈväl-və How to pronounce volva (audio) , ˈvȯl-\

Definition of volva

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

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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

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