inky cap


any mushroom of the genus Coprinus, especially C. atramentarius, characterized by gills that disintegrate into blackish liquid after the spores mature.

Nearby words

  1. inkster,
  2. inkstone,
  3. inkwell,
  4. inkwood,
  5. inky,
  6. inky smudge,
  7. inla,
  8. inlace,
  9. inlaid,
  10. inland

Origin of inky cap

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019