inky cap
noun Date: 1923 a mushroom (genus Coprinus, especially C. atramentarius) whose pileus deliquesces into an inky fluid after the spores have matured — called also ink cap

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inky cap — n. any of several mushrooms (genus Coprinus) whose cap liquefies and forms an inky material …   English World dictionary

  • inky cap — noun having a cap that melts into an inky fluid after spores have matured • Syn: ↑inky cap mushroom, ↑Coprinus atramentarius • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holonyms: ↑Coprinus, ↑genus Coprinus …   Useful english dictionary

  • inky cap — any mushroom of the genus Coprinus, esp. C. atramentarius, characterized by gills that disintegrate into blackish liquid after the spores mature. [1920 25] * * * ▪ mushroom genus       any member of a group of about 350 cosmopolitan mushroom… …   Universalium

  • inky cap — ink′y cap n. fng any mushroom of the genus Coprinus, esp. C. atramentarius, characterized by gills that disintegrate into blackish liquid after the spores mature • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • inky-cap mushroom — noun having a cap that melts into an inky fluid after spores have matured • Syn: ↑inky cap, ↑Coprinus atramentarius • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holonyms: ↑Coprinus, ↑genus Coprinus …   Useful english dictionary

  • ink cap — inky cap any mushroom of the genus Coprinus …   Medical dictionary

  • ink cap — noun see inky cap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ink-cap — /ˈɪŋk kæp/ (say ingk kap) noun any of various mushrooms of the genus Coprinus, whose gills disintegrate into blackish liquid after the spores mature, especially C. atramentarius. Also, inky cap …   Australian English dictionary

  • ink cap — noun : inky cap …   Useful english dictionary

  • inkycap — inky cap n. Any of various mushrooms of the genus Coprinus, having gills that dissolve into a dark liquid after maturation of the spores. * * * …   Universalium

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