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[uh-gar-i-kuh s]
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.
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Origin of agaricus

< New Latin. See agaric
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Examples from the Web for agaricus

Historical Examples

  • 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

    W. Robinson

  • In the eastern counties Agaricus arvensis has the preference for ketchup.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

  • Of these, Agaricus lampas, and some others, are found in Australia.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke