volva definition by Webster's New World
the membranous covering enclosing certain mushrooms in the early stage of growth, becoming a cup at the base of the stalk at maturity
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin variant, variety of vulva: see vulva
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- volvate adjective
volva definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungi.
Origin: Latin, a covering; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- volˈvateˌ adjective
volva - Science Definition
A cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain basidiomycete fungi.