Definition of cortina in English:

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cortina

Pronunciation: /kɔːˈtʌɪnə/
/kɔːˈtiːnə/

noun

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

Derivatives

cortinate

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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