any of an order (Agaricales) of basidiomycetous fungi; esp., any of a family (Agaricaceae) of gill fungi, including many common, edible mushrooms
Origin of agaricClassical Latin agaricum, larch fungus ; from Classical Greek agaricon, tree fungus, after Agaria, a Sarmatian town
- Any of numerous mushrooms having an umbrellalike cap with gills beneath, chiefly belonging to the order Agaricales.
- The dried fruiting body of certain fungal species in the genus Fomes, formerly used in medicine, especially to inhibit the production of sweat.
Origin of agaricMiddle English agarik, a kind of fungus, from Latin agaricum, from Greek agarikon, from Agaria, a town in Sarmatia.