• WordNet 3.6
    • n agaric a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
    • n agaric fungus used in the preparation of punk for fuses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Agaric (Bot) A fungus of the genus Agaricus, of many species, of which the common mushroom is an example.
    • Agaric An old name for several species of Polyporus, corky fungi growing on decaying wood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agaric A fungus of the genus Agaricus. Among the old herbalists the name had a wider range, including the corky forms growing on trunks of trees, like the “female agaric,” Polyporus officinalis, to which the word was originally applied, and which is still known as agaric in the materia medica. See Agaricus, Boletus, and Polyporus.
    • agaric Of or pertaining to agarics; fungoid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agaric ag′ar-ik a family of fungi, including the mushroom.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. agaricum, Gr. , said to be fr. Agara, a town in Sarmatia
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. agarikon.


In literature:

Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
"Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians" by Martin Luther
Still, Agaric was in a position to carry on a formidable conspiracy.
"Penguin Island" by Anatole France
The new agaric of this hour has a chance which the old one had not.
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the habitual boarder of the boletes, agarics, lactarii and russulie.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
Cultures of the comma bacillus were also made in agar-agar jelly, which is not liquefied by them.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884" by Various
AGAR-AGAR, a gum extracted from a sea-weed, used in bacteriological investigations.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Galen, from his own experience, recommends powdered agaric, of which he frequently gave one scruple in white wine.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
"The Harp of God" by J. F. Rutherford
Possibly the addition of bran, agar, or mineral oils.
"Diet and Health" by Lulu Hunt Peters
Agar-agar moss is shipped from Singapore to the extent of 13,000 tons a-year.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds

In poetry:

ye kahaaN ki dostee hai ke bane haiN dost naaseh
koee chaarasaaz hota, koee Ghamgusaar hota
rag-e-sang se Tapakta wo lahoo ki fir na thamta
jise GHam samajh rahe ho, ye agar sharaar hota
"Ye Na Thee Hamaree Qismat" by Ghalib Mirza Asadullah Khan

In news:

Arugula "spaghetti" made with the agar, is paired with prosciutto- wrapped cantaloupe.
Unlike the agar hydrocolloids , the formation of a gelation stage prevents the material from being reliquified.
For over 30 years the deluxe Hostal de la Gavina in S'Agaró, set on a secluded hill overlooking a small curving beach, has been the epitome of elegance and good taste.
The yellow slime mold Physarum polycephalum exploring an agar plate.
Teresa O'Hanlon/Placer HeraldValley View fourth-graders Evan Niemi and Luke Bezanson use magnifying glasses to observe nutrient agar in an experiment on hand washing and germ growth.
Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, grows in Del Monte Forest in Pebble Beach.

In science:

Michael , J.C., 1992, Bacterial differentiation within Maraxella bovis colonies growing at the interface of the agar medium with the Petri dish, J.
Randomness and Multi-level Interactions in Biology
The conclusion that excessive secrecy really does impede progress (Agar 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
M. Žagar (M'93-SM'04), professor of computing at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, received, M.
Characteristics of multithreading models for high-performance IO driven network applications