Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common edible fungus, Coprinus comatus, having a white pileus covered with shaggy appressed scales and black deliquescent gills.
“The annulus or ring on the stem of the ink-cap is very different from that of the shaggy-mane.”
“The stem is quite slender and the cap and gills quite thin as compared with the shaggy-mane and ink-cap.”
“The cylindrical or barrel-shaped pileus is characteristic of the shaggy-mane mushroom.”
“= -- One of the finest species in this genus is the shaggy-mane, or horse-tail mushroom, as it is popularly called.”
“= -- The ink-cap (_Coprinus atramentarius_) occurs under much the same conditions as the shaggy-mane, and is sometimes found accompanying it.”
“The shaggy-mane often furnishes a surprise of this kind.”
“The plant is called shaggy-mane because of the very shaggy appearance of the cap, due to the surface being torn up into long locks.”
“The stems are shorter than those of the shaggy-mane and the cap is different in shape and color.”
“This deliquescence proceeds much in the same way as in the shaggy-mane, and sometimes the thin remnant of the cap expands and the margin is enrolled over the top.”
“In the shaggy-mane the veil does not form a thin, expanded curtain.”
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