Definition of cortina in English:

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cortina

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
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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Syllabification: cor·ti·na

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