agaric

[ag-uh-rik, uh-gar-ik]
noun
any fungus of the family Agaricaceae, including several common edible mushrooms.

Origin:
1525–35; < Neo-Latin Agaricus genus name < Greek agarikós (adj.) pertaining to Agaría, a town in Sarmatis; neuter agarikón used as noun, name of some fungi

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agaric (ˈæɡərɪk, əˈɡærɪk)
 
n
1.  any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the family Agaricaceae, having gills on the underside of the cap. The group includes the edible mushrooms and poisonous forms such as the fly agaric
2.  the dried spore-producing bodies of certain fungi, esp Polyphorus officinalis (or Boletus laricis), formerly used in medicine
 
[C16: via Latin agaricum, from Greek agarikon, perhaps named after Agaria, a town in Sarmatia]
 
agaricaceous
 
adj

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agaric ag·a·ric (āg'ər-ĭk, ə-gār'ĭk)
n.

  1. Any of various mushrooms of the genera Agaricus, Fomes, or related genera, having large umbrellalike caps with numerous gills beneath.

  2. The dried fruiting body of certain fungi of the genus Fomes, formerly used to inhibit the production of sweat.

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