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agaric

1. any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the family Agaricaceae, having gills on the underside of the cap. The group includes the edible mushrooms and poisonous forms such as the fly agaric
2. the dried spore-producing bodies of certain fungi, esp Polyphorus officinalis (or Boletus laricis), formerly used in medicine
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Fly agaric is so called because it has for centuries been used as an insecticide.
Fly agaric The fungus is chopped into small pieces which are floated in a dish of milk.
Most of the agarics collected are temperate in habitat which appear similar in all respects to their European counterparts.
The Agaric flora of Texas II New Taxa of white and pink-spored agarics.
Her comparisons revealed that frosty pod is also an agaric, despite the fact that it doesn't form a mushroom-type fruiting body.