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Fairy-ring mushroom   /fˈɛri-rɪŋ mˈəʃrum/   Listen
Fairy-ring mushroom

Mushroom that grows in a fairy ring.  Synonym: Marasmius oreades.

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"Fairy-ring mushroom" Quotes from Famous Books

... cap and the tough and tubular stem are buff, and the gills, few in number and bulging out in the middle, are of a lighter shade of the same color. There is no ring about the stem. Several crops of the fairy-ring mushroom are produced all through the season, but the most prolific growth appears after the late fall rains. There are other fungi forming rings, some of which are poisonous, and they may not be easily distinguished from the edible species; hence great ...
— The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI) • Various

Words linked to "Fairy-ring mushroom" :   Marasmius, agaric, genus Marasmius

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