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[uh-gar-i-kuh s] /əˈgær ɪ kəs/
noun, plural agaricuses.
any mushroom of the genus Agaricus, comprising the meadow mushrooms and a commercially grown species, A. brunnescens.
Origin of agaricus
< New Latin. See agaric Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It would not be highly esteemed where other and better species can be had, but it is generally preferred to agaricus melleus, Fr.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • The agaricus gambosus is one that a person cannot well make any mistake about.

    Mushroom Culture W. Robinson
  • Since the plant occurs in the same situations as the agaricus campestris it might be mistaken for it, especially for white forms.

  • Page 304: 'agaricus mellens' corrected to 'agaricus melleus'.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
  • This is the agaricus muscarius, or Fly Agaric, which is sometimes used as a fly poison.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • The common mushroom agaricus campestris belongs to this group.

    Among the Mushrooms Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
  • This little alga resembles a mushroom of the agaricus variety or gilled species, and so is easily identified.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • He carefully observed the habits of one, which lived under the covering of a mushroom, the Oak agaric (agaricus quercinus).

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • It must not be confounded with a very similar species (agaricus euosmus, B.), with rosy spores, which is unpleasant.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • The fruiting surface is either in the form of gills like agaricus, or it is honey-combed, or spinous, or entirely smooth.

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