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 for Agaric mineral
From 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.
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     2. An old name for several species of Polyporus, corky
        fungi growing on decaying wood.
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     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.
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     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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