destroying angel

destroying angel
destroying angel
n.
either of two species (Amanita verna or A. virosa) of large, deadly, white amanita mushrooms found during warm weather in moist forests

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  • destroying angel — noun 1. extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills • Syn: ↑death cap, ↑death cup, ↑death angel, ↑Amanita phalloides • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member …   Useful english dictionary

  • destroying angel — noun Date: circa 1900 any of several very poisonous pure white amanita mushrooms (as Amanita verna or A. virosa) ; death cap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • destroying angel — any of several deadly poisonous mushrooms of the genus Amanita, having a white cap and stem, white spores, and a conspicuous volva at the base of the stem. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

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  • destroying angel — de·stroy·ing an·gel di .strȯi( i)ŋ ān jəl n any of several very poisonous pure white mushrooms of the genus Amanita (as A. verna, A. virosa, or A. ocreata) also a death cap (A. phalloides) whether white or colored …   Medical dictionary

  • destroying angel — noun a deadly poisonous white toadstool which grows in woodland. [Amanita virosa.] …   English new terms dictionary

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