Definition of cortina in English:

cortina

Line breaks: cor|tina
Pronunciation: /kɔːˈtʌɪnə
 
, -ˈtiːnə/

noun

Botany
(In some toadstools) a thin web-like veil extending from the edge of the cap to the stalk.

Origin

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

Derivatives

cortinate

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

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