inky cap

noun

Definition of inky cap

: a mushroom (genus Coprinopsis, especially C. atramentaria) whose pileus deliquesces into an inky fluid after the spores have matured

called also ink cap

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Recent Examples on the Web The alcohol inky—a wonderful name for a mushroom—is a member of the inky cap family, several of which have a great distinction. Popular Science, "From the death cap to the alcohol inky: seven poisonous mushrooms you definitely don’t want to eat," 11 Mar. 2020 The alcohol inky—a wonderful name for a mushroom—is a member of the inky cap family, several of which have a great distinction. Popular Science, "From the death cap to the alcohol inky: seven poisonous mushrooms you definitely don’t want to eat," 11 Mar. 2020 The alcohol inky—a wonderful name for a mushroom—is a member of the inky cap family, several of which have a great distinction. Popular Science, "From the death cap to the alcohol inky: seven poisonous mushrooms you definitely don’t want to eat," 11 Mar. 2020 The alcohol inky—a wonderful name for a mushroom—is a member of the inky cap family, several of which have a great distinction. Popular Science, "From the death cap to the alcohol inky: seven poisonous mushrooms you definitely don’t want to eat," 11 Mar. 2020 The alcohol inky—a wonderful name for a mushroom—is a member of the inky cap family, several of which have a great distinction. Popular Science, "From the death cap to the alcohol inky: seven poisonous mushrooms you definitely don’t want to eat," 11 Mar. 2020 The alcohol inky—a wonderful name for a mushroom—is a member of the inky cap family, several of which have a great distinction. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, "7 Poisonous Mushrooms and What Happens if You Eat Them," 9 Mar. 2020

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Inky cap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inky%20cap. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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