Pileus



[pahy-lee-uh s, pil-ee-] /ˈpaɪ li əs, ˈpɪl i-/

noun, plural pilei
[pahy-lee-ahy, pil-ee-ahy] /ˈpaɪ liˌaɪ, ˈpɪl iˌaɪ/ (Show IPA), for 1, 2, 4, pileus for 3.
1.
Mycology. the horizontal portion of a mushroom, bearing gills, tubes, etc., on its underside; a cap.
2.
Zoology.

3.
Also called cap cloud, scarf cloud. Meteorology. a small, thin cloud just above or attached to a growing cumulus cloud.
4.
a felt skullcap worn by the ancient Romans and Greeks.
/ˈpaɪlɪəs; ˈpɪl-/
noun (pl) -lei (-lɪˌaɪ)
1.
the upper cap-shaped part of a mushroom or similar spore-producing body
pileus
(pī’lē-əs)
Plural pilei (pī’lē-ī’)
The umbrellalike fruiting structure forming the top of a fleshy fungus. It is supported by the stipe. The cap of a mushroom is a pileus.

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