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AGARICUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Agaricus mean? 

AGARICUS (noun)
  The noun AGARICUS has 1 sense:

1. type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species

  Familiarity information: AGARICUS used as a noun is very rare.


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AGARICUS (noun)


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Meaning:

Type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Agaricus; genus Agaricus

Hypernyms ("Agaricus" is a kind of...):

fungus genus (includes lichen genera)

Meronyms (members of "Agaricus"):

Agaricus arvensis; horse mushroom (coarse edible mushroom with a hollow stem and abroad white cap)

Agaricus campestris; field mushroom; meadow mushroom (common edible mushroom found naturally in moist open soil; the cultivated mushroom of commerce)

Holonyms ("Agaricus" is a member of...):

Agaricaceae; family Agaricaceae (large family including many familiar mushrooms)


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