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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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It is a fine example of a fly agaric (amanita muscaria) and Chris, of Longwood, said: "Fly agaric is probably the subject of more folklore than any other fungi.
Amongst the poisonous species giving the group its name, one of the most prominent, widespread and attractive is the fly agaric.
Fly agaric is so called because it has for centuries been used as an insecticide.
Fly agaric The fungus is chopped into small pieces which are floated in a dish of milk.
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.
Most of the agarics collected are temperate in habitat which appear similar in all respects to their European counterparts.
An unusual psychrophilic aquatic agaric from Argentina.