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Any of various mushrooms in the genus Amanita, many of which are extremely poisonous. Amanitas have white spores and usually a ring around the stalk and a rounded bulb at the base.
[New Latin Amānīta, genus name, from Greek amānītai, a fungus.]
(Plants) any of various saprotrophic agaricaceous fungi constituting the genus Amanita, having white gills and a broken membranous ring (volva) around the stalk. The genus includes several highly poisonous species, such as death cap, destroying angel, and fly agaric
[C19: from Greek amanitai (plural) a variety of fungus]
am•a•ni•ta(ˌæm əˈnaɪ tə, -ˈni-)
n., pl. -tas.
any of various gill fungi of the genus Amanita, having a cup at the base of the stalk: many species are poisonous.
[1821; < New Latin < Greek amānîtai (pl.) kind of fungi]
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|Noun||1.||Amanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions|
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Amanita caesarea, Caesar's agaric, royal agaric - widely distributed edible mushroom resembling the fly agaric
Amanita muscaria, fly agaric - poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills
Amanita phalloides, death angel, death cap, death cup, destroying angel - extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills
Amanita rubescens, blusher, blushing mushroom - yellowish edible agaric that usually turns red when touched
slime mushroom - a mushroom of the genus Amanita