Definition of Shaggy cap
1. Noun. Common edible mushroom having an elongated shaggy white cap and black spores.
Generic synonyms: Agaric
Group relationships: Coprinus, Genus Coprinus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Shaggy Cap
Literary usage of Shaggy cap
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... has a nearly cylindrical white shaggy cap with often black scales and white gills when young, but these turn black and liquefy with age. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1904)
"... has a nearly cylindrical white shaggy cap with often black scales, and white gills when young, but these turn black and liquefy with age. ..."
3. London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions by Henry Benjamin Wheatley, Peter Cunningham (1891)
"... the hure being " a rough shaggy cap " (Riley),—as " they dealt in merchandise chiefly imported from the city of Milan, in Italy, such as ouches, ..."
4. The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy (1904)
"... putting on the shaggy cap of a Frenchman. " It is superb, just excellent !" " Did you hear the parole ?" said one officer of the Guard to another. ..."
5. The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications by Jabez Hogg (1854)
"The seed-vessel has a curious shaggy cap; but in it genus iW| ¡t is very similar to that of the screw-moss, except that the water, ..."