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    • A genus of hymenomycetous fungi, many species of…
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coprinus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of hymenomycetous fungi, many species of which grow upon dung. The gills after readiness deliquesce and form an inky substance. Coprinus comatus is delicious.
    • genus of black-spotted agarics when the cap breaks down at readiness into an inky fluid; occasionally put in unique family Coprinaceae
    • A genus of hymenomycetous fungi, many species of which develop upon dung. The gills after readiness deliquesce and form an inky liquid. Coprinus comatus is edible.
    • genus of black-spotted agarics where cap breaks down at maturity into an inky fluid; often placed in its family members Coprinaceae
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