Peronate Per"o*nate, a. [L. peronatus rough?booted, fr. pero, -onis, a kind of rough boot.] (Bot.) A term applied to the stipes or stalks of certain fungi which are covered with a woolly substance which at length becomes powdery. --Henslow. [1913 Webster]

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  • peronate — adjective sheathed with a covering …   Wiktionary

  • peronate — pero·nate …   English syllables

  • peronate — pəˈrōnə̇t, ˈperəˌnāt adjective Etymology: Latin peronatus having boots of untanned leather, from peron , pero hide boot (probably from pera leather sack, pouch, from Greek pēra) + atus ate : having a mealy or woolly covering resembling a boot or… …   Useful english dictionary

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