Definitions of russula

  1. rus'[= u]- la, n. a genus of hymenomycetous fungi-- so called from the colour of the pileus in some. [ Low L. russulus, reddish-- L. russus, red.]
  2. large genus of fungi with stout stems and white spores and neither annulus nor volva; brittle caps of red or purple or yellow or green or blue; differs from genus Lactarius in lacking milky juice