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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ag-uh-rik, uh-gar-ik]
    • /ˈæg ə rɪk, əˈgær ɪk/
    • /ˈægərɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ag-uh-rik, uh-gar-ik]
    • /ˈæg ə rɪk, əˈgær ɪk/

Definitions of agaric word

  • noun agaric 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 3
  • noun agaric the dried spore-producing bodies of certain fungi, esp Polyphorus officinalis (or Boletus laricis), formerly used in medicine 3
  • noun agaric any of an order (Agaricales) of basidiomycetous fungi; esp., any of a family (Agaricaceae) of gill fungi, including many common, edible mushrooms 3
  • noun agaric any fungus of the family Agaricaceae, including several common edible mushrooms. 1
  • noun agaric A fungus with a fruiting body that resembles the ordinary mushroom, having a convex or flattened cap with gills on the underside. 1
  • noun agaric Any of various fungi, principally of the order Agaricales, having fruiting bodies consisting of umbrella-like caps, on stalks, with numerous gills beneath. 0

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Origin of agaric

First appearance:

before 1525
One of the 28% oldest English words
1525-35; < New Latin Agaricus genus name < Greek agarikós (adj.) pertaining to Agaría, a town in Sarmatis; neuter agarikón used as noun, name of some fungi

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agaric popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Top questions with agaric

  • how to take fly agaric mushrooms?
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