agaric

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From Latin agaricum, from Ancient Greek ἀγαρικόν (agarikon, a tree fungus, Phellinus pomaceus), from the country of Agaria, in Sarmatia.

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agaric (plural agarics)

  1. Any of various fungi of the family Agaricaceae, having umbrella-like caps with numerous gills beneath.
  2. The dried mushroom used in medicine.

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