A mushroom’s is called a pileus NYT Crossword Clue

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Answer: CAP

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Clue & Answer Definitions

  • PILEUS (noun)
    1. a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
  • MUSHROOM (noun)
    1. a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)
    2. any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
  • MUSHROOM (verb)
    1. grow and spread fast
    2. pick or gather mushrooms

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