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Volva

Definition of the noun volva

What does volva mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: volvas

  1. cuplike structure around the base of the stalk of certain fungi
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic terms: plant part / plant structure = any part of a plant or fungus
    • part of: fungus = an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter

Explanation

Volva a.k.a. Völva: A vǫlva or völva is a shamanic seeress in Norse paganism, and a recurring motif in Norse mythology.

Phrases with Volva

Phrases starting with the word Volva:

  1. Volva Habei
  2. Volva volva
  3. Volva Haynesi
  4. Volva Striata
  5. Volva Cumulata
  6. Volva Kilburni
  7. Volva Lemurica
  8. Volva Carpenteri
  9. Volva Volva Habei
  10. Volva volva volva

Phrases ending with the word Volva:

  1. Bulla Volva
  2. Genus Volva
  3. Amoria Volva
  4. Ovulum Volva
  5. Voluta Volva
  6. Actinia Volva
  7. Guttata Volva
  8. Fibularia Volva
  9. Mitromorpha Volva
  10. Echinocyamus Volva

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Google previewReport of the Secretary of Agriculture (1893)

1892 by United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Office of the Secretary

The volva is a membrane which envelops the entire plant in embryo, giving it the appearance of an egg. [ts texture is so delicate that it generally disappears without leaving the least trace of its previous existence on the adult plant. Otherwise ...

Google previewReport of the Chief of the Division of Microscopy...for 1872-94 (1893)

by United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Division of Microscopy

The volva is a membrane which envelops the entire plant in embryo, giving it the appearance of an egg. Its texture is so delicate that it generally disappears without leaving the least trace of its previous existence on the adult plant. Otherwise ...

Google previewUnited States Congressional Serial Set (1893)

The volva is a membrane which envelops the entire plant in embryo, giving it the appearance of an egg. Its texture is so delicate that it generally disappears without leaving the least trace of its previous existence on the adult plant. Otherwise ...

Google previewCongressional Serial Set (1803)

The volva is a membrane which envelops the entire plant in embryo, giving it the appearance of an egg. Its texture is so delicate that it generally disappears without leaving the least trace of its previous existence on the adult plant. Otherwise ...

Google previewThe Poetic Edda (2015)

Essays on Old Norse Mythology by Paul Acker, Carolyne Larrington

the volva is a functionary of the mythological system.

Google previewThe Biology and Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms (2013)

by S. T. Chang, W. A. Hayes

The volva is a thin sheet of interwoven hyphae around the bulbous base of the stalk. It is fleshy, white, and cupshaped, with an irregular margin. The stipe is attached to the center of the lower surface of the pileus and connects it to the volva.

Google previewMushrooms of the Northeast (2016)

A Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms by Teresa Marrone, Walt Sturgeon

The volva is the Egg stage Emerging from veil Button stage Amanitas, from egg to button stage ( dierent species shown) part of the universal veil surrounding the base of the.

Google previewPoisonous Plants and Venomous Animals of Alabama and Adjoining States (1990)

by J. Whitfield Gibbons, Robert Haynes, Joab L. Thomas

The volva is a bulbous, often cuplike structure at the base of the stalk, a remnant of the "universal veil" that covers the entire mushroom as it pushes up through the soil. The membranous volva is characteristic of the genus Amanita but, as with ...

Google previewStern's Introductory Plant Biology (2016)

Biology, Botany by CTI Reviews

The volva is a mycological term to describe a cuplike structure at the base of a mushroom that is a remnant of the universal veil, or the remains of the peridium that encloses the immature fruit bodies of gasteroid fungi. This macrofeature is ...

Google previewThe British Flora (1777)

A volva is the membranaceous calyx of a Mushroom. Pl. V. fig. 9. b. - * * * * * C H A P T E R VII. O F T H E c o R o L L a. ET A LS are the leaves which conftitute thè corolla. Pl. IV. fig. 3. a. The tube is the lower, narrow part of a monopetalous ...

Google previewA Treatise on the Esculent Fungeses of England (1847)

Containing an Account of Their Classical History, Uses, Characters, Development, Structure, Nutritious Properties, Modes of Cooking and Preserving, Etc by David Badham

The Volva is a thick membranaceous covering, originating at the base of the fungus, which it thus connects with the earth, and furnishes during its foetal life, with the means of support and nourishment. When this has ceased, and the plant has ...

Google previewThe Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs (1844)

Embracing All the Most Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry by Cuthbert William Johnson

Volva is the membrane that covers the parts of fructification or gills of the fungi, as in the common mushroom; but it is also applied to the fleshy covering which encloses some fungi when young. 2. The corolla, or more delicate coloured leaves ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Deities (2013)

by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner

Volva, The (Teutonic) The Volva is a name used for the evil goddess Gullveig. Vor (Norse; Teutonic) Also known as: Frigga (possibly), Var, Vara. “Vow.” Goddess of faith. Vor, an attendant of Frigga, is a goddess from whom nothing can be ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Plants (1872)

Comprising the Specific Character, Description, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigenous to Britain. Ed. by Mrs. Loudon, Assisted by G. Don and D. Wooster by John Claudius Loudon

Cap somewhat scaly : edge smooth, Stipes solid nearly equal, Volva loosely sheathed 15732 Cap somewhat scaly : edge smooth, Stipes hollow at top , Volva connate bulbous 15733 Cap naked : edge smooth, Stipes somewhat flstular ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Paganism (2013)

by Joanne Pearson

volva. Priestess concerned with divination and prophecyin ancientNorse religion, alsoknown as seidkona.The termderived fromthe word. avolr«,. a cyclindrical object, which in turncomes from aroot meaning. ato. turn«. W. Waite, Arthur Edward ...

Google previewLoudon's Encyclopaedia of Plants (1880)

Comprising the Specific Character, Description, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigenous To, Cultivated In, Or Introduced Into Britain. New Impression, Ed. by Mrs. Loudon, Assisted by George Don and David Wooster by John Claudius Loudon

Cap somewhat scaly : edge smooth, Stipes solid nearly equal, Volva loosely sheathed 15732 Cap somewhat scaly : edge smooth, Stipes hollow at top , Volva connatc bulbous 15733 Cap naked: edge smooth, Stipes somewhat fistular ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

volva The volva is what remains of the universal veil. vulcanicity See volcanism. vulcanism See volcanism. Vulpes vulpes (red fox) The largest of all species of fox, adults measuring 350–500 mm with a tail ...

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Scrabble value of V4O1L1V4A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of VOLVA

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