In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- An agaric, such as the common field mushroom, has gills in the form of fine, radiating ‘plates’.
- China tops the world in producing straw mushrooms, tuckahoe, lentinus adodes, agaric, white jelly fungus and hedgehog fungus, Liu added.
- It is, however, to the latter, to the lowly and ugly agarics, that nations with timorous taste buds limit their knowledge and appetite, so that to the Anglo-American lay mind the aristocratic boletes are, at best, reformed toadstools.
- The poorer individuals, none the less anxious to use the agaric, were often frustrated by the cost and limited supply of the plants.
- Mushroom-forming fungi are referred to as ‘agarics.’
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