Boletus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Boletus type genus of Boletaceae; genus of soft early-decaying pore fungi; some poisonous and some edible
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boletus (Bot) A genus of fungi having the under side of the pileus or cap composed of a multitude of fine separate tubes. A few are edible, and others very poisonous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boletus An extensive genus of hymenomycetous fungi, generally found growing on the ground in woods and meadows, especially in pine woods. In Boletus the pores are easily separable from the cap and from each other, while in the related genus Polyporus they are adherent to the cap, and are bound to each other by an interstitial tissue, the trama. A few species are edible.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Boletus bol-ē′tus a genus of fungi, having a pore-like surface occupying the place of gills.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. boletus, Gr. ,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. bōlitēs, mushroom.

Usage

In literature:

This is Boletus cyanescens, or the bluing Boletus, as named by Professor Peck in his work on Boleti.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
It is questionable whether it is clearly distinguished from the genus Boletus.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
This class will include all gill-bearing fungi, Polyporus, Boletus, Hydnum, etc.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The edible Polyporeae are found in the genera Boletus, Strobilomyces, Gyrodon, Boletinus, Polyporus, and Fistulina.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
COMMON NAMES, Larch Agaric, Larch Boletus, Purging Agaric, White Agaric.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
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In news:

Here's what it looks like to hunt down and capture boletus at this time of year.
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