- any mushroom of the genus Agaricus, comprising the meadow mushrooms and a commercially grown species, A. brunnescens.
Origin of agaricus
< New Latin. See agaric
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The flavor is said to be something like that of Agaricus campestris.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.</p>
George Francis Atkinson
This fungus is the Agaricus gambosus, or St. George's mushroom.
The Agaricus gambosus is one that a person cannot well make any mistake about.Mushroom Culture
In the eastern counties Agaricus arvensis has the preference for ketchup.
Of these, Agaricus lampas, and some others, are found in Australia.