Agaric mineral
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • agaric mineral — noun : a light chalky deposit of calcium carbonate formed in caverns or fissures of limestone called also rock milk * * * agaric mineral, = rock milk. (Cf. ↑rock milk) …   Useful english dictionary

  • agaric mineral. — See rock milk. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • agaric mineral. — See rock milk. [1830 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • agaric — [ agarik ] n. m. • 1256; lat. agaricum, gr. agarikon ♦ Bot. Genre de champignons (agaricacées) à chapeau et à lamelles. Les champignons de couche sont des agarics. Spécialt Agaric champêtre : rosé des prés. ● agaric nom masculin (latin agaricum)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polyporus igniarius — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polyporus officinalis — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agarice — ⇒AGARICE, subst. fém. MINÉR. Variété de carbonate de calcium, blanche, spongieuse, tendre et friable comme la chair d un champignon, déposée par les eaux dans les fentes de certaines roches. Rem. 1. Attesté ds BESCH. 1845, Lar. 19e, Nouv. Lar.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • agaricé — ⇒AGARICE, subst. fém. MINÉR. Variété de carbonate de calcium, blanche, spongieuse, tendre et friable comme la chair d un champignon, déposée par les eaux dans les fentes de certaines roches. Rem. 1. Attesté ds BESCH. 1845, Lar. 19e, Nouv. Lar.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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