Agaric Definition

ăgər-ĭk, ə-gărĭk
noun
Any of an order (Agaricales) of basidiomycetous fungi; esp., any of a family (Agaricaceae) of gill fungi, including many common, edible mushrooms.
Webster's New World
Any of numerous mushrooms having an umbrellalike cap with gills beneath, chiefly belonging to the order Agaricales.
American Heritage Medicine
The dried fruiting body of certain fungal species in the genus Fomes, formerly used in medicine, especially to inhibit the production of sweat.
American Heritage Medicine

Any of various fungi of the family Agaricaceae, having umbrella-like caps with numerous gills beneath.

Wiktionary

The dried mushroom used in medicine.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • Fomes igniarius
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Other Word Forms of Agaric

Noun

Singular:
agaric
Plural:
agarics

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

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