Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of agaricinous fungi, having a tough leathery pileus, which dries up with drought and is revived again on the application of water. The spores are white, and subelliptical in shape. About 300 species are known, of which number many are edible. M. oreades is the English champignon or fairy-ring mushroom. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of chiefly small white-spored mushrooms, including the Marasmius oreades, the mushroon that grow in a fairy ring.
- n. chiefly small mushrooms with white spores
“He's leaving soon for a month in Bolivia where he'll go on a collecting trip to find Marasmius specimens.”
“Marasmius schultesii is a mushroom used by Taiwano Indians to treat ear infections.”
“_Amanita rubescens_, _Hydnum repandum_, and _Marasmius oreades_ which we gathered in the meadow before we entered the wood.”
“The genus Marasmius may be known by the garlic-like smell peculiar to it, but it never has a mealy perfume.”
“The genus Marasmius, belonging to the white spored Agarics, has the power of reviving under moisture after withering, so it may represent a genus that endures longest.”
“The species called the Fairy mushroom, Marasmius oreades, is the most familiar of all those that grow in rings.”
“Aphids, water bugs, woodworms, and now the Marasmius oreades.”
“The stem in _Marasmius_ is in nearly all species central, while in _Lentinus_ and _Panus_ it is generally more or less eccentric.”
“The species of _Marasmius_, however, are generally much smaller than those of _Lentinus_ and _Panus_, especially those which grow on wood.”
“In _Marasmius_, however, the substance of the pileus is separate from that of the stem, while in _Lentinus_ and”
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