aga·ric /ˈægərɪk, əˈgærɪk/ 名詞
1. Bot. A fungus of the genus Agaricus, of many species, of which the common mushroom is an example.
2. An old name for several species of Polyporus, corky fungi growing on decaying wood.
Note: ☞ The “female agaric” (Polyporus officinalis) was renowned as a cathartic; the “male agaric” (Polyporus igniarius) is used for preparing touchwood, called punk or German tinder.
Agaric mineral, a light, chalky deposit of carbonate of lime, sometimes called rock milk, formed in caverns or fissures of limestone.
n 1: fungus used in the preparation of punk for fuses [syn: Fomes
2: a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an
umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside