Meaning of cortina

cor•ti•na

Pronunciation: (kôr-tī'nu, -tē'nu), [key]
— pl. -ti•nae
  1. a weblike, often evanescent veil covering the gills or hanging from the cap edge of certain mushrooms, particularly those of genus Cortinarius, and sometimes persisting as a ring or remnant of fibrils around the mushroom stalk.
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