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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]