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agaric

/agar·ic/ (ah-gar´ik) (ag´ah-rik)
1. any mushroom, more especially any species of Agaricus.
2. a preparation of rotten wood mixed with fungi or dried mushrooms.

agaric

(ăg′ər-ĭk, ə-găr′ĭk)
n.
1. Any of numerous mushrooms having an umbrellalike cap with gills beneath, chiefly belonging to the order Agaricales.
2. The dried fruiting body of certain fungal species in the genus Fomes, formerly used in medicine, especially to inhibit the production of sweat.

agaric

(ag′ă-rik) (ă-gar′ik) [L. fr. Gr. agarikon, a sort of fungus]
A toxic or hallucinogenic mushroom, esp. species of the genus Agaricus.

agaric

a fungus of the family Agaricaceae which includes the common mushroom, with central stalk and a cap possessing radiating gills on the lower side.
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Amongst the poisonous species giving the group its name, one of the most prominent, widespread and attractive is the fly agaric.
Cusps on the upper fringes on some formlings retain a 'jumbled' appearance, which, like the caps, may allude to fungus gardens and clusters of agarics.
The series provides original descriptions and illustrations of the mushrooms agarics and boletes that occur in the Netherlands, along with chorological and ecological data, the correct names of individual taxa, concise synonymies, and identification keys.
The mycorrhizal species outnumber other agarics in this study.
Needham and Wasson accepted that the Chinese "plant of deathlessness" (pu ssu chih tshao) could be the agaric which grew under the "tree of deathlessness" or birch (pu ssu chih shu).