Definition of boletus
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LNS
bōlētus, bōlētī
boletus
βωλίτης
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the best kind of mushrooms
Abbreviations
bōlētus, i, m., = βωλίτης, the best kind of mushrooms, Plin. 22, 22, 46, § 92; Plaut. Curc. 5, 2, 14; Mart. 1, 21; 14, 101; Juv. 14, 8; much valued by the Romans, Mart. 3, 60; 13, 48.

—The emperor Claudius is said to have been poisoned by them, Plin. l. l.: Tac. A. 12, 67 dub.; Suet. Claud. 44; Juv. 5, 147.
 
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