Meaning of pileus
Pronunciation: (pī'lē-us, pil'ē-), [key]
— pl. pi•le•i pi•le•us
- the horizontal portion of a mushroom, bearing gills, tubes, etc., on its underside; a cap. See diag. under
- the umbrella or bell of a jellyfish.
- Also calleda small, thin cloud just above or attached to a growing cumulus cloud.
- a felt skullcap worn by the ancient Romans and Greeks.
- pileus (Thesaurus)