Definition of lactarius in English:

lactarius

Syllabification: lac·tar·i·us
Pronunciation: /lakˈte(ə)rēəs
 
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noun

  • A large woodland mushroom with a concave cap, the flesh exuding a white or colored milky fluid when cut.
    • Genus Lactarius, family Russulaceae, class Hymenomycetes: several species, including the edible orange milk lactarius (L. deliciosus)
    More example sentences
    • Delicious lactarius is a common forest mushroom that exudes an orange-red juice when cut.

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