: a genus of black-spored agarics of the family Agaricaceae in which the pileus breaks down at maturity into an inky fluid see shaggymane

Word History


New Latin, from Greek koprinos of dung, from kopros dung; from the habitat of some species

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“Coprinus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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