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any fungus of the family Agaricaceae, including several common edible mushrooms.
Historical Examples

“I cannot doubt it, dear agaric,” answered the monk of Conils.
Penguin Island Anatole France

Still, agaric was in a position to carry on a formidable conspiracy.
Penguin Island Anatole France

Care should be taken that the spice is not added so abundantly as to overpower the true flavour of the agaric.
Mushroom Culture W. Robinson

In one place he would behold masterly reproduced ruins, with agaric and cactus monsters planted amongst them.
A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai

An excellent white agaric occurs on ant nests in the Neilgherries, and a curious species is found in a similar position in Ceylon.
Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

Against the walls of the houses the agaric shaped like a horse’s hoof (Boletus igniarius) was hung up to serve as a pin-cushion.
Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn

During the evening agaric had a decisive interview with three of the prince’s oldest councillors.
Penguin Island Anatole France

agaric, ag′ar-ik, n. a family of fungi, including the mushroom.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

agaric first congratulated the pious distiller on the restored activity of his laboratories and workshops.
Penguin Island Anatole France

This agaric exhales an agreeable odour, combined apparently of the scent of the vanilla and the truffle.
Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams

any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the family Agaricaceae, having gills on the underside of the cap. The group includes the edible mushrooms and poisonous forms such as the fly agaric
the dried spore-producing bodies of certain fungi, esp Polyphorus officinalis (or Boletus laricis), formerly used in medicine

agaric ag·a·ric (āg’ər-ĭk, ə-gār’ĭk)

Any of various mushrooms of the genera Agaricus, Fomes, or related genera, having large umbrellalike caps with numerous gills beneath.

The dried fruiting body of certain fungi of the genus Fomes, formerly used to inhibit the production of sweat.


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  • Agaric acid

    a white, microcrystalline, water-soluble powder, C 22 H 40 O 7 : formerly used in medicine to stop excessive perspiration. agaric acid or ag·a·ric·ic acid (āg’ə-rĭs’ĭk) or a·gar·i·cin·ic acid (ə-gār’ə-sĭn’ĭk) n. An acid obtained from agaric and responsible for the anhidrotic action of the fungus.

  • Agaric mineral


  • Agaricaceous

    belonging to the Agaricaceae, a family of fungi including mushrooms having blade-shaped gills on the underside of the cap.

  • Agaricin

    an impure form of : formerly used in medicine as an agent for stopping excessive perspiration.

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