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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The first known use of volva was circa 1753

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“Volva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volva. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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