(also boletus /bōˈlētəs/)
noun (plural boletes or boletuses /-ˈlētəsəz/)
- a mushroom or toadstool with pores rather than gills on the underside of the cap. Boletes often have a thick stem, and several kinds are edible. See also cep.
- Genus Boletus, family Boletaceae, class Basidiomycetes
from Latin, from Greek bōlitēs, perhaps from bōlos 'lump'