Meaning of AGARIC in English


Pronunciation: ' a-g ə r-ik, ə - ' ger-ik, - ' ga-rik

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin agaricum, a fungus, from Greek agarikon

Date: 15th century

1 : the dried fruiting body of a fungus ( Fomes officinalis syn. Polyporus officinalis ) formerly used in medicine

2 : any of a family (Agaricaceae) of fungi with the sporophore usually resembling an umbrella and with numerous gills on the underside of the cap

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.