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noun 
  1. Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material, to hide or protect the face.
    • 2007. Zerzan, John. Silence. p. 4.
    • : Beckett complains that "in the forest of symbols" there is never quiet, and longs to break through the of language to silence.
      1. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
      2. The calyptra of mosses.
      3. A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
      4. A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul; a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil; a Moslem veil.
      5. Same as velum, 3.
verb (veils, veiling, veiled, veiled)
  1. To don, or garb with, a veil.
  2. To conceal as with a veil.
    The forest fire was veiled by smoke, but I could hear it clearly.
     
volva Tweet Definition of volva Like Definition of volva on Facebook
noun 
  1. a cup-shaped mass at the base of various fungi
     

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