inky cap


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Related to inky cap: Coprinus atramentarius

inky cap

n.
Any of various mushrooms of several genera, especially Coprinus, having gills that dissolve into a dark liquid after maturation of the spores.

ink′y cap`


n.
any mushroom of the genus Coprinus, esp. C. atramentarius, characterized by gills that disintegrate into blackish liquid after the spores mature.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inky cap - having a cap that melts into an inky fluid after spores have maturedinky cap - having a cap that melts into an inky fluid after spores have matured
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
Coprinus, genus Coprinus - genus of black-spotted agarics in which the cap breaks down at maturity into an inky fluid; sometimes placed in its own family Coprinaceae
Translations

inky cap

n (Bot) → Tintling m, → Tintenpilz m
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But an inky cap actually "melts" into a black liquid when it ripens.
I also began mentally sorting the baffling variety of gilled mushrooms into manageable categories: the bulb-footed amanitas, the dunce-hatted inky caps, the colorfully capped russulas, the shell-shaped oysters.
Examples include the field mushrooms, the inky caps (so-called because they turn into a black, inky-like substance when they decompose), oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus, so-called because they taste remarkably similar to cooked oysters), fairy ring mushrooms (Marasmius oreades, which always grow in circles), chanterelles, boletes (especially the giant bolete, Boletus edulis, which tastes like eggplant when cooked), puffballs, morels and chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus, which really does taste like chicken).