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agaric

[ ag-uh-rik, uh-gar-ik ]
/ ˈæg ə rɪk, əˈgær ɪk /
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noun
any fungus of the family Agaricaceae, including several common edible mushrooms.
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Origin of agaric

1525–35; <New Latin Agaricus genus name <Greek agarikós (adj.) pertaining to Agaría, a town in Sarmatis; neuter agarikón used as noun, name of some fungi
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British Dictionary definitions for agaric

agaric
/ (ˈæɡərɪk, əˈɡærɪk) /

noun
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

Derived forms of agaric

agaricaceous (əˌɡærɪˈkeɪʃəs), adjective

Word Origin for agaric

C16: via Latin agaricum, from Greek agarikon, perhaps named after Agaria, a town in Sarmatia
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