from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large genus of terrestrial hymenomycetous fungi, of the family Agaricini, characterized by rusty-ocher spores and a universal veil consisting of cobweb-like threads. In general appearance the species resemble those of Agaricus, to which they are closely allied.

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  • noun the largest genus in the Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby partial veils)


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