- 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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Examples from the Web for agaricus
The flavor is said to be something like that of Agaricus campestris.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.
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.