from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of hymenomycetous fungi, allied to Agaricus. The chanterelle, Cantharellus cibaris, is a wellknown edible species.

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  • n. a well-known genus of fungus; has funnel-shaped fruiting body; includes the chanterelles


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  • -- Cantharellus aurantiacus, under view, enlarged nearly twice, showing regularly forked gills.] = Cantharellus aurantiacus = Fr. -- This orange cantharellus is very common, and occurs on the ground or on very rotten wood, logs, branches, etc., from summer to very late autumn.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.


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