Definition of Pileus

1. Noun. A fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom.

Exact synonyms: Cap
Group relationships: Fungus
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure



Definition of Pileus

1. n. A kind of skull cap of felt.

Definition of Pileus

1. Noun. the cap of a mushroom. ¹

2. Noun. the bell of a jellyfish ¹

3. Noun. (meteorology) a small thin cloud attached to a cumulus cloud. A cap cloud ¹

4. Noun. a conical felt hat worn in ancient Rome and Greece ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pileus

1. the umbrella-shaped portion of a mushroom [n -LEI]

Medical Definition of Pileus

1. Origin: L, a felt cap. 1. A kind of skull cap of felt. 2. The expanded upper portion of many of the fungi. See Mushroom. 3. The top of the head of a bird, from the bill to the nape. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pileus

pilement
pilements
pilenta
pilentum
pilentums
pileorhiza
pileorhizae
pileous
pileous gland
piler
pilers
piles
pileum
pileup
pileups
pileus (current term)
pilework
pileworks
pileworm
pilewort
pileworts
pilfer
pilferable
pilferage
pilferages
pilfered
pilferer
pilferers
pilferies
pilfering

Literary usage of Pileus

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1. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1908)
"Boletus luteus F. pileus yellow, often streaked with bright red ; stem slender, 8 mm. or less in diameter. Boletus americanus pileus brown when moist, ..."

2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1915)
"5. pileus yellowish to orange. pileus gray. pileus red ... pileus sepia, spores white. 9. pileus gray, gills not changing color where wounded. pileus red. ..."

3. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of by William Withering (1830)
"pileus dead white, convex, but very irregular in shape, from two to four Tubes yellow, ... Tubes green yellow: pileus brown: stem light brownish yellow. ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"Height, two to four inches ; breadth of pileus, three to five inches ; stipe, ... Monstrous forms occur in dark situations with or without a pileus. ..."

5. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"(pileus entire: stipe centra!, or a little out of the centre and perpendicular. ... cinnamon color: pileus thin, with zones, mostly connate. ..."

6. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden by Missouri Botanical Garden (1879)
"Fructifications rarely cespitose, usually gregarious; margin of pileus thick and entire; spores 6X5/i, becoming subangular; in Jamaica to Dutch on decaying ..."

7. Studies of American Fungi: Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, Etc by George Francis Atkinson (1900)
"156 9—Cuticle of the pileus silky or bearing fibrils Inocybe. ... 159 Gills not decurrent 11 II —Margin of pileus inflexed Naucoria. ..."

8. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"5. pileus sessile, resupinate when young 6. pileus stipitate or ... pileus membranous or somewhat fleshy 10. 10. Margin of pileus straight, appressed to the ..."

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