Agaricales

plural noun

Agar·​i·​ca·​les
ə-ˌger-ə-ˈkā-(ˌ)lēz,
-ˌga-rə-
: an extensive order of basidiomycetous fungi that includes the typical gilled mushrooms and a number of related forms all having the basidia produced in a distinct hymenial fruiting layer usually spread over the surface of a definite but transitory fruiting body which may be flat or be supinate, simply or compoundly club-shaped, or with the surface increased by pores, gills, or spines

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Agaricus + -ales

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agaricales was in 1899

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“Agaricales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agaricales. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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