1. Protective layer of tissue enclosing the emerging fruit body, which ruptures and disperses (sometimes leaving various remnants).
2. Referring either to the partial veil which joins the stem to the cap edge at first, and often breaks to leave a ring on stem and remnants hanging from the cap margin, or the universal veil which initially covers the whole fruiting body including the top of the cap, always breaking and sometimes leaving fragments on the cap or the stem, or a volva at the base of the stem.
3. Tissue that covers something, varying from the young hymenium to the entire basidiome.
Created: 2019-07-12 13:22:27 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2019-08-05 17:30:46 CDT (-0500)