parasol mushroom

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parasol mushroom

n
(Plants) any of several fungi of the basidiomycetous genus Lepiota, having an umbrella-shaped cap, white gills, and a slender brownish stem with a prominent white ring

par′asol mush`room


n.
a common edible field mushroom, Macrolepiota (Lepiota) procera, with a light brown, scaly cap.
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Noun1.parasol mushroom - edible long-stalked mushroom with white flesh and gills and sporesparasol mushroom - edible long-stalked mushroom with white flesh and gills and spores; found in open woodlands in autumn
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
genus Lepiota - agarics with white spores that includes several edible and poisonous mushrooms: parasol mushrooms
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Macrolepiota procera is called the "parasol mushroom" in both German and English; Craterellus cornucopioides is referred to in German as the "trumpet of death" and in English as the "horn of plenty"--not surprisingly, it is distinctly horn-shaped.