the membranous covering enclosing certain mushrooms in the early stage of growth, becoming a cup at the base of the stalk at maturity
Origin of volvaModern Latin from L, variant, variety of vulva: see vulva
A cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungi.
Origin of volvaLatin a covering ; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(plural volvas or volvae)
- a cup-shaped mass at the base of various fungi
From Latin volva.
- Alternative form of vÃ¶lva.