fly agaric


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fly agaric

n.
A poisonous mushroom (Amanita muscaria) usually having a red or orange cap with white wartlike patches, and containing compounds that have hallucinogenic properties.

fly agaric

n
(Plants) a saprotrophic agaricaceous woodland fungus, Amanita muscaria, having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills: poisonous but rarely fatal. See also amanita
[so named from its use as a poison on flypaper]

fly′ ag`aric


n.
a poisonous woodland mushroom, Amanita muscaria, having a glossy red or orange cap with white spots.
[1780–90; formerly used to kill flies]

fly agaric

- A mushroom with a narcotic juice that, in sufficient quantities, is poisonous.
See also related terms for mushroom.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fly agaric - poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gillsfly agaric - poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
Amanita, genus Amanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
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She said: "The purple ones (left) are Amethyst deceiver; the white ones are puffballs and the red spotted one is a fly agaric.
Mi wnes i feddwl am Fly Agaric yn syth bin, y rhai coch efo smotiau gwyn sy'n chwalu'r stumog a gneud i chi weld pethau.
The mushroom, called a fly agaric, was mentioned in a guide about a country walk with park rangers on Sunday, October 30, at the Clock Face Country Park in St Helens.
Yogi, my terrier, and I spent last Sunday morning wandering through some beautiful woods hunting for mushrooms and I was rewarded by a nice haul of porcinis which I only spotted thanks to the numerous Fly Agaric indicators.
Autumn is the ideal time to spot woodland fungi with eye-catching species such as the fly agaric and scarlet elfcup, as well as better camouflaged fungi such as milkcaps and the collared earthstar.
Keep an eye open for a wide range of interesting fungi including scarlet elfcup, fly agaric, redcracking bolete and shaggy scalycap that thrive in this diverse woodland.
Autumn is the ideal time to spot fungi in Warwickshire's woodlands with eye-catching species such as the fly agaric and scarlet elfcup, as well as better camouflaged fungi such as milkcaps and the collared earthstar.
The statement in sentence (12) is based on the fact drunk singing could be heard; the passerby thereby concluded that the some fly agaric had been left in the house and was eaten by the girl of the spirit of the house, who then became intoxicated.
In "Giant Triple Mushrooms," a dotted stem bolete, fly agaric, and ascending brackets of chicken mushrooms are fitted together in such a way as to accentuate their morphological diversity.
It doesn't help that Babylen has been dabbling in some pretty serious mind-altering substances along the way, including fly agaric and LSD, as he seeks communion with the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar.
According to scientist Andrew Haynes, reindeer deliberately eat the mind-bending fly agaric fungi to escape the monotony of winters.
Whether photographing a waxcap in the well-manicured grounds of a National Trust property, or the distinctive red-and-white-spotted fly agaric toadstool in the damp, leaf-littered floor of wild woodland, the size and location of fungi mean photographers can adopt a similar approach with a limited but specific choice of lenses.