Agaric is the name of a genus of mushrooms known as fly agaric (Amanita muscaria), though the name had originally been used to refer to tree fungus. The name comes from Latin agaricum (referring to a species of tree fungus) via Ancient Greek agarikón, which also refers to a type of tree fungus. It seems to derive its…


Amanita is the name of a genus of mushrooms in which the fly-agaric (a poisonous mushroom) belongs to The name seems to have been derived from Ancient Greek amanites possibly coming from a word meaning “mushroom” but that’s uncertain. Origin: Ancient Greek