Definition of Horse mushroom
1. Noun. Coarse edible mushroom with a hollow stem and a broad white cap.
Generic synonyms: Agaric
Group relationships: Agaricus, Genus Agaricus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Horse Mushroom
Literary usage of Horse mushroom
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1874)
"But the horse mushroom, yonng and fresh gathered, does turn yellow on its white portions ... The horse mushroom persists in growing under clumps of trees, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"On being cut or broken the flesh of a true mushroom remains white or nearly so, the flesh of the coarser horse mushroom changes to buff or sometimes to dark ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A species, described by Berkeley and Broome as distinct from both the Pasture Mushroom and horse mushroom, has been published under the name of A. ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Agaricus arre/m's, the horse mushroom, grows in grassy fields and pastures during the ... It is a large plant, usually about the size of the horse mushroom, ..."
5. Mushroom culture: its extension and improvement by William Robinson (1870)
"When young and fresh, the horse mushroom is a most desirable addition to the ... Many country-folk readily distinguish the meadow from the horse mushroom, ..."