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Agaric  n.  
(Bot.) A fungus of the genus Agaricus, of many species, of which the common mushroom is an example.
An old name for several species of Polyporus, corky fungi growing on decaying wood. Note: The "female agaric" (Polyporus officinalis) was renowned as a cathartic; the "male agaric" (Polyporus igniarius) is used for preparing touchwood, called punk or German tinder.
Agaric mineral, a light, chalky deposit of carbonate of lime, sometimes called rock milk, formed in caverns or fissures of limestone.

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"Agaric" Quotes from Famous Books

... worms do not eat them, and, marvellous to say, no insect alights on them; the young ladies hunted for the slender pine-lover, which the song calls the colonel of the mushrooms.52 All were eager for the orange-agaric; this, though of more modest stature and less famous in song, is still the most delicious, whether fresh or salted, whether in autumn or in winter. But the Seneschal gathered ...
— Pan Tadeusz • Adam Mickiewicz

... hand to his head. He could hardly credit that anybody could have eaten those mushrooms—the devil's toadstool and the fly agaric—and remain alive and well. There was something wrong about it. Or there had been some mistake. But he had made no mistake—no, most certainly not, he ...
— Absolution • Clara Viebig

Words linked to "Agaric" :   shaggy cap, Cantharellus clavatus, Cortinarius mutabilis, Clitocybe subconnexa, Amanita phalloides, Pholiota nameko, winter mushroom, lepiota, Clitocybe irina, Agaricus campestris, destroying angel, death cap, horse mushroom, floccose chanterelle, inky cap, Amanita caesarea, Armillariella mellea, basidiomycetous fungi, Tricholoma pessundatum, Volvariella bombycina, shoestring fungus, honey mushroom, mushroom, Pholiota astragalina, Chinese mushroom, Pholiota squarrosa-adiposa, Cortinarius violaceus, basidiomycete, shaggymane, Cantharellus floccosus, Pholiota squarrosoides, Pholiota aurea, Lepiota procera, genus Fomes, purple-staining Cortinarius, Lepista irina, Tricholoma venenata, Tricholoma vaccinum, scaly pholiota, Clitocybe nuda, Entoloma aprile, Amanita verna, fly agaric, Pluteus magnus, man-on-a-horse, Pluteus aurantiorugosus, fungus, Cortinarius gentilis, blewits, jack-o-lantern fungus, Agaricales, death angel, Volvariella volvacea, cinnabar chanterelle, parasol mushroom, Entoloma lividum, false deathcap, Cantharellus cibarius, Amanita mappa, oyster fungus, Pluteus cervinus, meadow mushroom, pig's ears, booted armillaria, blusher, Omphalotus illudens, Agaricus arvensis, Gymnopilus spectabilis, Cortinarius subfoetidus, Lactarius delicioso, order Agaricales, Stropharia rugoso-annulata, royal agaric, field mushroom, blushing mushroom, Coprinus comatus, Tricholoma sejunctum, Tricholoma pardinum, oyster mushroom, honey fungus, olive-tree agaric, deer mushroom, sawdust mushroom, Pholiota destruens, Gymnopilus ventricosus, Flammulina velutipes, Clytocybe alba, Cortinarius corrugatus, Chlorophyllum molybdites, death cup

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