Definition of Agaricus
1. Noun. Type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Agaricaceae, Family Agaricaceae
Member holonyms: Agaricus Arvensis, Horse Mushroom, Agaricus Campestris, Field Mushroom, Meadow Mushroom
Medical Definition of Agaricus
1. A basidiomycetous fungal genus of the family agaricaceae, order agaricales, which includes the field mushroom (a. Campestris) and the commercial mushroom (a. Bisporus). (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agaricus
Literary usage of Agaricus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions of by Robert Kaye Greville (1828)
"Fries, Syst. Мус. vlp ЗО.—Grev. Fl. Edin. p. 371. agaricus ... Arr. v. 4. p. 212. agaricus fusco-pallidus, Bolt. Fung, t 136. agaricus ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Very many of the species were once placed in the genus agaricus. ... In thus subdividing the old genus agaricus into a number of genera there has been a ..."
3. Fungi; Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1880)
"The only epizoic species, according to M. Fries, is agaricus ... Certain species have a solitary, others a gregarious habit, and, of the latter, agaricus ..."
4. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"agaricus. Species. campestris. 1. From your own observation, and from the class discussion and assigned readings, describe the habitat of this plant. ..."
5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"A few grains of a fresh-gathered Amanita verna are sufficient to kill a dog, as Vittadini has shown. The same author ate largely of agaricus ..."
6. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1886)
"NOTE ON agaricus OSTREATUS. The Fungus described by Dr. Dymock in his Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India (p. 704, 1st Edition) is called ..."