[ uh-gar-i-kuhs ]

noun,plural a·gar·i·cus·es.
  1. any mushroom of the genus Agaricus, comprising the meadow mushrooms and a commercially grown species, A. brunnescens.

Origin of agaricus

<New Latin. See agaric

Words Nearby agaricus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

  • 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