any of several saprotrophic agaricaceous fungi of the genus Coprinus, whose caps disintegrate into a black inky fluid after the spores mature. It includes the shaggy ink-cap (Coprinus comatus), also called lawyer’s wig, a distinctive fungus having a white cylindrical cap covered with shaggy white or brownish scales
- In keeping with
Conforming to, in harmony with, as in The new wing is in keeping with the house’s original architecture, or His actions are not in keeping with his words. This expression uses keeping in the sense of “harmony,” as does its antonym, out of keeping with, as in The funeral arrangements were out of keeping with […]
[ing-ker-mahn] /ˈɪŋ kərˌmɑn/ noun 1. a town in S Crimea, in S Ukraine: Russian defeat by the English and French 1854. /ˈɪŋkəmən; Russian inkɪrˈman/ noun 1. a village in Ukraine, in the S Crimea east of Sevastopol: scene of a battle during the Crimean War in which British and French forces defeated the Russians (1854)
- In key
In harmony with other factors, in a matching style, as in This furniture is perfectly in key with the overall design. This term uses key in the musical sense, that is, “a scheme of notes related to one another.” The antonym, out of key, means “not in harmony with other factors,” or “unsuitable,” as in […]
noun 1. the part of a printing press that stores ink and feeds it to the rollers.