Definitions for volvaˈvɒl və

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vol•vaˈvɒl və(n.)(pl.)-vas.

  1. the membranous envelope enclosing the base of many mushrooms, formed when the velum ruptures.

    Category: Fungi

Origin of volva:

1745–55; < L: covering

vol′vate-vɪt, -veɪt(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. volva(noun)

    cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungi

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volva(noun)

    a saclike envelope of certain fungi, which bursts open as the plant develops

Freebase

  1. Völva

    A vǫlva or völva is a shamanic seeress in Norse paganism, and a recurring motif in Norse mythology.

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