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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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.
According to scientist Andrew Haynes, reindeer deliberately eat the mind-bending fly agaric fungi to escape the monotony of winters.
It is a fine example of a fly agaric (amanita muscaria) and Chris, of Longwood, said: "Fly agaric is probably the subject of more folklore than any other fungi.
More dangerous examples are fly agaric, mandrake, deadly nightshade and henbane.
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CLOSE VIEW: 12-year-old Mark Cumberledge tracks down some colourful fly agaric Picture by MARK PINDER
FRUITS OF THE FOREST - Mark Cumberledge tracks down some colourful fly agaric fungus PICTURE: MARK PINDER