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2 definitions found
 for pileus
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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Bot.) The expanded upper portion of many of the fungi.
        See Mushroom.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) The top of the head of a bird, from the bill to
        the nape.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pileus
      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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