rock milk
Agaric Ag"a*ric (?; 277), n. [L. agaricum, Gr. ?, said to be fr. Agara, a town in Sarmatia.] 1. (Bot.) A fungus of the genus {Agaricus}, of many species, of which the common mushroom is an example. [1913 Webster]

2. An old name for several species of {Polyporus}, corky fungi growing on decaying wood. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Agaric mineral}, a light, chalky deposit of carbonate of lime, sometimes called {rock milk}, formed in caverns or fissures of limestone. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rock milk — Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj[ o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ame lgein.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rock milk — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock milk — noun : agaric mineral * * * a white, powdery surface crust of calcite, formed by efflorescence in limestone caves and fissures. Also called agaric mineral. [1795 1805] * * * rock milk, a powdery variety of calcium carbonate; agaric mineral …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock milk — a white, powdery surface crust of calcite, formed by efflorescence in limestone caves and fissures. Also called agaric mineral. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • rock milk —    Less common synonym for moonmilk [9].    See moonmilk …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • rock-milk — n. Calc tuff, agaric mineral …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Milk — (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj[ o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ame lgein. [root]107. Cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milk adder — Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj[ o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ame lgein.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Milk crust — Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj[ o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ame lgein.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Milk fever — Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj[ o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ame lgein.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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