Agaric meaning

ăgər-ĭk, ə-gărĭk
Any of numerous mushrooms having an umbrellalike cap with gills beneath, chiefly belonging to the order Agaricales.
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The dried fruiting body of certain fungal species in the genus Fomes, formerly used in medicine, especially to inhibit the production of sweat.
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Any of an order (Agaricales) of basidiomycetous fungi; esp., any of a family (Agaricaceae) of gill fungi, including many common, edible mushrooms.
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Any of numerous mushrooms having an umbrellalike cap with gills beneath, chiefly belonging to the order Agaricales.
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The dried fruiting body of certain fungal species in the genus Fomes, formerly used in medicine, especially to inhibit the production of sweat.
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Any of various fungi of the family Agaricaceae, having umbrella-like caps with numerous gills beneath.
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The dried mushroom used in medicine.
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Origin of agaric

  • Middle English agarik a kind of fungus from Latin agaricum from Greek agarikon from Agariā a town in Sarmatia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin agaricum, from Ancient Greek ἀγαρικόν (agarikon, “a tree fungus, Phellinus pomaceus”), from the country of Agaria, in Sarmatia.

    From Wiktionary