Definition of Boletus edulis

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Bolete
Group relationships: Boletus, Genus Boletus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Boletus Edulis

Bohr magneton
Bohr magnetons
Bohr theory
Bojanus organ
Bojanus organs
Boletellus russellii
Boletus chrysenteron
Boletus edulis
Boletus frostii
Boletus luridus
Boletus mirabilis
Boletus pallidus
Boletus pulcherrimus
Boletus pulverulentus
Boletus roxanae
Boletus subvelutipes
Boletus variipes
Boletus zelleri
Boley gauge

Literary usage of Boletus edulis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"We can, however, testify to the excellence of one species, the boletus edulis, which, however, appears to be rather scarce. In some parts of England, ..."

2. Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and how to Distinguish Them: A Selection by William Hamilton Gibson (1899)
"... TL ATE XX EDIBLE BOLETUS boletus edulis Pileus: Cushion-like; moist; variable in color, light brown to darker brownish red; surface smooth but dull; ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"boletus edulis, commonly known as the Edible Boletus (called in French, cèpe, ... It is safe to say that among the peasantry of Europe, boletus edulis is ..."

4. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"HC1 on the fungus boletus edulis produced glucosamine-HCl; glucosamine was not produced by H-SO<. The suggestion is made that the glucosamine thus isolated ..."

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