agaric


agaric

noun

  1. any fungus of the family Agaricaceae, including several common edible mushrooms.

noun

  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

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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