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vol·va

 (vŏl′və, vôl′-)
n.
A cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungi.

[Latin, a covering; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vol′vate′ (-vāt′) adj.

volva

(ˈvɒlvə)
n, pl -vae (-viː) or -vas
(Botany) botany a cup-shaped structure that sheathes the base of the stalk of certain mushrooms
[C18: from Latin: a covering, from volvere to wrap]
volvate adj

vol•va

(ˈvɒl və)

n., pl. -vas.
the membranous envelope enclosing the base of many mushrooms, formed when the velum ruptures.
[1745–55; < Latin: covering]
vol′vate (-vɪt, -veɪt) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volva - cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungivolva - cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungi
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
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