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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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The most dangerous mushrooms and toadstools are the aptly named death cap, which grows near the base of oak trees; fly agaric, known for its distinctive bright-red cap with raised white spots; and the dramatically named destroying angel, which is fortunately quite rare.
These are the opposite symptoms of atropine poisoning, and fly agaric is used as an antidote to atropine overdoses.
Do experiences with the fly agaric mushroom lie behind the legend of Santa Claus and his flying reindeer?
Also available are Fly Agaric mushrooms, which can trigger dream-like delirious states, and Kratom, which is dubbed the 'herbal speedball' because of its euphoric effects.
Psychoactive mushrooms, either the Santa Claus caps of fly agaric or the more commonly consumed Psilocybe cubensis, are scattered throughout the museum--a scattering that becomes, in Roxy Paine's 1997 Psilocybe Cubensis Field, at once exuberant and creepy.
Her comparisons revealed that frosty pod is also an agaric, despite the fact that it doesn't form a mushroom-type fruiting body.
There is also a North-American variant, which is not as valued as the European species Among the many German names of the fly agaric we find 'Krotenstuhl' (toadstool).
The presence and antifeedant function of toxin producing secretory cells on hyphae of the lawn-inhabiting agaric Conocybe lacteal.
In 1919, Buller wrote that, during the previous summer, he had fed a small piece of Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) to a volunteer, noting that "within three minutes he exhibited marked signs of poisoning.
f FATHER CHRISTMAS - The idea of Father Christmas has its roots in the visions of tribal shamen in Lapland, who had eaten a hallucinogenic red-and-white mushroom called fly agaric.
An unusual psychrophilic aquatic agaric from Argentina.
and the agaric mushrooms and fermented honey of the carnivorous Celts;