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n. pl. bo·le·tus·es or bo·le·ti (-tī′)
Any of various boletes of the genus Boletus, including both poisonous species and edible species such as the porcini mushroom.
[Latin bōlētus, mushroom, of unknown origin.]
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n, pl -tuses or -ti (-ˌtaɪ)
(Plants) any saprotroph basidiomycetous fungus of the genus Boletus, having a brownish umbrella-shaped cap with spore-bearing tubes in the underside: family Boletaceae. Many species are edible
[C17: from Latin: variety of mushroom, from Greek bōlitēs; perhaps related to Greek bōlos lump]
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n., pl. -tus•es, -ti (-taɪ)
any mushroom of the genus Boletus, having an easily separable layer of tubes on the underside of the cap or pileus.
[1595–1605; < New Latin; Latin bōlētus a mushroom]
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|Noun||1.||Boletus - type genus of Boletaceae; genus of soft early-decaying pore fungi; some poisonous and some edible|
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Boletaceae, family Boletaceae - family of fleshy fungi having the germ pores easily separating from the cup and often from each other
Boletus chrysenteron - a fungus convex cap and a dingy yellow under surface and a dry stalk
Boletus edulis - an edible and choice fungus; has a convex cap that is slightly viscid when fresh and moist but soon dries and a thick bulbous tan stalk
Boletus luridus - a poisonous fungus with a dingy yellow cap and orange red undersurface and a cylindrical reticulate stalk
Boletus mirabilis - a fungus that is edible when young and fresh; has a dark brown convex cap with a yellow to greenish under surface and reddish stalk
Boletus pallidus - a fungus that has an off-white cap when it is young but later becomes dingy brown and a stalk of the same color; the under surface of the cap (the tubes) a pale greenish yellow
Boletus pulcherrimus - a beautiful but poisonous bolete; has a brown cap with a scarlet pore surface and a thick reticulate stalk
Boletus pulverulentus - an edible fungus with a broadly convex blackish brown cap and a pore surface that is yellow when young and darkens with age; stalk is thick and enlarges toward the base
Boletus roxanae - a fungus with a rusty red cap and a white pore surface that becomes yellow with age and a pale yellow stalk
Boletus subvelutipes - a fungus with a velvety stalk and usually a dingy brown cap; injured areas turn blue instantly
Boletus variipes - an edible (but not choice) fungus found on soil under hardwoods; has a dry convex cap with whitish under surface and a reticulate stalk
Boletus zelleri - an edible and choice fungus that has a brown cap with greenish yellow under surface and a stalk that become dull red with age
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