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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 statement in sentence (12) is based on the fact drunk singing could be heard; the passerby thereby concluded that the some fly agaric had been left in the house and was eaten by the girl of the spirit of the house, who then became intoxicated.
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.
Several experiments were conducted to determine if corn and soybean stover were acceptable substitutes for standard compost materials currently used during the Phase I composting process and to determine the effect it has on the yield of the White button mushroom, Agaric us bisporus.
The Chief Steward held his fly agaric. Telimena walked empty-handed.
More dangerous examples are fly agaric, mandrake, deadly nightshade and henbane.
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).
The fly agaric mushroom is another hallucinogenic fungus (see Figure 21-8).
7 Destroying angel, death cap and fly agaric are all poisonous species of what?