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Boletus  n.  (Bot.) A genus of fungi having the under side of the pileus or cap composed of a multitude of fine separate tubes. A few are edible, and others very poisonous.

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"Boletus" Quotes from Famous Books

... until the parts have the appearance of a long sausage. The operator now takes a sharp knife, and with one cut removes the organ from the pubis; an assistant immediately applies to the wound a handful of styptic powder, composed of odoriferous raisins, alum, and dried puffball powder (boletus-powder). The assistant continues the compression till haemorrhage ceases, adding fresh supplies of the astringent powders; a bandage is added and the patient left to himself. Subsequent haemorrhage rarely occurs, but obliteration of the canal of the urethra is to be dreaded. If at the end ...
— History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present - Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance • Peter Charles Remondino

Words linked to "Boletus" :   Boletus mirabilis, fungus genus, Boletus roxanae, genus Boletus, family Boletaceae, Boletus pulcherrimus, Boletus frostii, Boletus pallidus, Frost's bolete, Boletus subvelutipes, Boletus luridus, Boletus pulverulentus, Boletus zelleri, Boletus edulis, Boletaceae

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