Meaning of AGARIC in English

I. ˈagərik, ˈaig-; əˈgarik, -ēk also -ˈger- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin agaricum, a fungus, from Greek agarikon

1. : a fungus of the family Agaricaceae and especially of the genus Agaricus

2. : any of several species of the genus Fomes (especially F. igniarius ) used in the preparation of punk

3. : the dried fruit body of a mushroom ( Fomes officinalis or Polyporus officinalis ) formerly used in the treatment of excessive perspiration (as in the night sweats of tuberculosis)

II. adjective

: of or relating to agarics : like a fungus

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