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Definition 1: (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for annulus in the sense of this definition

(annulus is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(... is part of annulus) membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap

(annulus belongs to category ...) the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants

Definition 2: a toroidal shape - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where annulus or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ring of ships in the harbor
  • a halo of smoke

Synonyms for annulus in the sense of this definition

(annulus is a kind of ...) the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus

(... is a kind of annulus ) a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium

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