Definition of Boletus

1. Noun. Type genus of Boletaceae; genus of soft early-decaying pore fungi; some poisonous and some edible.




Definition of Boletus

1. n. 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.

Definition of Boletus

1. Noun. An edible type of mushroom. ¹

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Definition of Boletus

1. a fungus [n -TUSES or -TI] - See also: fungus

Medical Definition of Boletus

1. 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. Origin: L. Boletus, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boletus

boldyrevite
bole
bolection
bolections
boleite
bolero
boleros
boles
boletate
boletates
bolete
boletes
boleti
boletic
boletic acid
boletus (current term)
boletuses
bolide
bolides
bolillo
bolillos
bolivar
bolivares
bolivarite
bolivars
bolivia
bolivian haemorrhagic fever
boliviano
bolivianos
bolivias

Literary usage of Boletus

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"We can, however, testify to the excellence of one species, the boletus edulis, which, ... But there are many species of boletus which are acknowledged to be ..."

2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1908)
"boletus luteus F. Pileus yellow, often streaked with bright red ; stem slender, ... boletus americanus Pileus brown when moist, yellowish on drying ..."

3. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1884)
"TS boletus SULPHUREUS AND HELVELLA INFULA AT BRANDON. In 1874 the Rev. ... It, like the boletus, is a large fungus, 8 or 9 inches in height, and perhaps 3 ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"Among the edible varieties of the boletus, the following are the chief:—1. ... Blanc, boletus laricis — a. de Chêne, boletus igniarius — a. ..."

5. Fungi; Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1880)
"A more excellent species, according to our judgment, is boletus ... boletus castaneus, Fr.,J is a small species with a mild, pleasant taste when raw, ..."

6. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions of by Robert Kaye Greville (1825)
"391-—Schwein. Fung. Carol. No. 868.—Grev. Fl. Edin. p. 404. boletus ... boletus tuberosus, Schum. Scell. p. 377- HAB. In woods and shady places, ..."

7. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Mohr (1901)
"boletus parvus Frost. Ala. Bull. 250. Lee County, July, 1896 ( Underwood 4'- Earle). ... boletus russellii Frost. Cornell Bull. 26. Woods, on ground. ..."

8. A Preliminary Report on the Hymeniales of Connecticut by Edward Albert White (1905)
"boletus granulatus L. (granulated). Rainbow, South Windsor, Hanmer; Goshen, ... boletus scaber Fr. var. areolatus (areola, a little area, referring to the ..."

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