ink cap

ink cap
noun a mushroom with a tall, narrow cap and slender white stem, turning into a black liquid after the spores are shed. [Coprinus atramentarius and related species.]

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  • ink-cap — inkˈ cap noun Any mushroom of the genus Coprinus, such as C. comatus, the shaggy ink cap • • • Main Entry: ↑ink …   Useful english dictionary

  • ink cap — noun see inky cap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ink cap — inky cap any mushroom of the genus Coprinus …   Medical dictionary

  • ink-cap — /ˈɪŋk kæp/ (say ingk kap) noun any of various mushrooms of the genus Coprinus, whose gills disintegrate into blackish liquid after the spores mature, especially C. atramentarius. Also, inky cap …  

  • ink cap — noun : inky cap …   Useful english dictionary

  • shaggy ink-cap — shaggy cap, shaggy ink cap or shaggy mane noun An edible fungus (Coprinus comatus) with a white, cylindrical, shaggy scaled cap • • • Main Entry: ↑shag …   Useful english dictionary

  • ink — n. & v. n. 1 a a coloured fluid used for writing with a pen, marking with a rubber stamp, etc. b a thick paste used in printing, duplicating, in ball point pens, etc. 2 Zool. a black liquid ejected by a cuttlefish, octopus, etc. to confuse a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ink mushroom — noun : inky cap …   Useful english dictionary

  • shaggy cap — noun common edible mushroom having an elongated shaggy white cap and black spores • Syn: ↑shaggymane, ↑shaggymane mushroom, ↑Coprinus comatus • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holonyms: ↑Coprinus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • inky cap — noun Date: 1923 a mushroom (genus Coprinus, especially C. atramentarius) whose pileus deliquesces into an inky fluid after the spores have matured called also ink cap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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