Volva definition

vŏlvə, vôl-
The membranous covering enclosing certain mushrooms in the early stage of growth, becoming a cup at the base of the stalk at maturity.
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A cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungi.
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A cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungi.
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A cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain basidiomycete fungi.
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A cup-shaped mass at the base of various fungi.
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Alternative form of völva.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
volva
Plural:
vlvas, volvae

Origin of volva

  • Latin a covering wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin volva.

    From Wiktionary