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lactarius Syllabification: lac·tar·i·us
Pronunciation: /ˌlakˈterēəs/

Definition of lactarius in English:


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)
Example sentences
  • Delicious lactarius is a common forest mushroom that exudes an orange-red juice when cut.
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