from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of hymenomycetous fungi, allied to the agarics, from which they differ in their peculiar habit, and their waxy (not membranaceous) gills and granular intermediate substance.
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- noun a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae
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= Hygrophorus miniatus = Fr. The vermilion hygrophorus is a very common plant in the woods during the summer.
= -- This hygrophorus grows on the ground in pastures, old fields, or in waste places, or in thin and open woods, from mid-summer to late autumn.
= -- The smoky hygrophorus was described in the 35th Report of the N.Y. State Museum, p. 134.