any mushroom of the genus Agaricus, comprising the meadow mushrooms and a commercially grown species, A. brunnescens.
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How to use agaricus in a sentence
He carefully observed the habits of one, which lived under the covering of a mushroom, the Oak agaric (agaricus quercinus).The Insect World | Louis Figuier
This little alga resembles a mushroom of the agaricus variety or gilled species, and so is easily identified.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
It was mentioned above that among phosphorescent plants there are several species of agaricus.Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) | Various
True latex vessels occur occasionally in agaricus, though not filled with milk as in Lactarius.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses | Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
It would not be highly esteemed where other and better species can be had, but it is generally preferred to agaricus melleus, Fr.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses | Mordecai Cubitt Cooke