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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Pileus \Pi"le*us\, n.; pl. Pilei. [L., a felt cap.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A kind of skull cap of felt.
2. (Bot.) The expanded upper portion of many of the fungi.
3. (Zool.) The top of the head of a bird, from the bill to
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that
forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
[syn: cap, pileus]
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