Amanita

Definition of Amanita

Am`a`ni´ta
n.1.(Bot.) A genus of poisonous fungi of the family Agaricaceæ, characterized by having a volva, an annulus, and white spores. The species resemble edible mushrooms, and are frequently mistaken for them. Amanita muscaria, syn. Agaricus muscarius, is the fly amanita, or fly agaric; and Agaricus phalloides is the death cup (or death cap).

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Agaricaceae, Amanita caesarea, Amanita mappa, Amanita muscaria, Amanita phalloides, Amanita rubescens, Amanita verna, blusher, blushing mushroom, Caesar's agaric, death angel, death cap, death cup, destroying angel, false deathcap, family Agaricaceae, fly agaric, fungus genus, genus Amanita, royal agaric, slime mushroom
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