Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Agaricaceae — three hundred species of mushrooms.

Etymologies

From Latin agaricum ("agaric"), from Ancient Greek ἀγαρικόν (agarikon). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some online research revealed that decaying wood can phosphoresce due to the presence of a fungus known as Agaricus melleus.

    Where is All Your Knowledge Gone To?

  • The cultivated mushroom, known as Agaricus campestris, may be distinguished from other poisonous kinds of fungi by its having pink or flesh-coloured gills, or under-side, and by its invariably having an agreeable smell, which the toadstool has not.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Just so they won't feel left out, here are the other fungi mentioned by Riggs that are quite suitable for his invention: Ascomycete mycelia; Bjerkandera sordidicola sp BOS55; Pycnoporus cinnabarinus; Stachybotrys; Inonotius dryophilus; Perenniporia medulla-panis; Ganoderma oregonense; Trametes versicolor; Phellinus badius; Agaricus bisporus; Pieurotus ostreatus; Lentinula edodes; and Phanerochaete Chrysosporium.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Last year a friend of mine who isn't really into mushrooms gave me a box of large, wild, field mushrooms Agaricus spp. which had a very strong mushroom odour.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • He said there were some field mushrooms Agaricus spp. in the area where we had just picked.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Agaricus bisporus, has only "Cultivated Mushroom; Button Mushroom", which is interesting since this book is from 1979.

    languagehat.com: PORTOBELLO.

  • The Great Encyclopedia of Mushrooms for The Cultivated Mushroom Agaricus bisporus says, "The Cultivated Mushroom, or Common Store Mushroom and relatives such as the Portobello Mushroom are now cultivated on five continents and are an important export."

    languagehat.com: PORTOBELLO.

  • Agaricus species A. bisporus var. alba A. bisporus var. avellanea Agaricus campestris Agaricus subrufescens

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Today, Agaricus bisporus or A. brunnescens is grown on a mixture of manure, straw, and soil in dark buildings with carefully controlled humidity and temperature.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • · Agaricus species have a pileus which is smooth, free gills, stipe with a ring (left when the cap breaks away), and brown spores.

    Chapter 7

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