Definition of cortina in English:

cortina

Syllabification: cor·ti·na
Pronunciation: /kôrˈtīnə, -ˈtēnə
 
/

noun (plural cortinae /-ˈtīnē, -ˈtēˌnī/)

Botany
  • (In some toadstools) a thin weblike veil extending from the edge of the cap to the stalk.

Derivatives

cortinate

Pronunciation: /ˈkôrtnˌāt/
adjective
More example sentences
  • In the first instance the fungus is called annulate, in the second cortinate.

Origin

mid 19th century: from late Latin, literally 'curtain'.

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