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agaricn. [L. agaricum, Gr. , said to be fr. Agara, a town in Sarmatia.].
  •  A fungus of the genus Agaricus, of many species, of which the common mushroom is an example.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An old name for several species of Polyporus, corky fungi growing on decaying wood.  [1913 Webster]
    " The “female agaric” (Polyporus officinalis) was renowned as a cathartic; the “male agaric” (Polyporus igniarius) is used for preparing touchwood, called punk or German tinder."  [1913 Webster]
Agaric mineral, a light, chalky deposit of carbonate of lime, sometimes called rock milk, formed in caverns or fissures of limestone.


agaric, n. any fungus of the family Agaricaceae, with cap and stalk, including the common edible mushroom.

L agaricum f. Gk agarikon

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