destroying angel

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de·stroy·ing angel

(dĭ-stroi′ĭng)
n.
Any of several poisonous white mushrooms of the genus Amanita. Also called death angel.
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destroying angel

n
(Plants) a white slender very poisonous basidiomycetous toadstool, Amanita virosa, having a pronounced volva, frilled, shaggy stalk, and sickly smell
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destroy′ing an′gel


n.
any of several deadly poisonous mushrooms of the genus Amanita.
[1905–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.destroying angel - fungus similar to Amanita phalloidesdestroying angel - fungus similar to Amanita phalloides
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
2.destroying angel - extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped basedestroying angel - extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its 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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0.23 rs Amanita vaginata 0.13 v Amanita verna 0.25 r Amanita virosa 0.43 kl Auriculariaceae Auricularia sp.
News that a Newton woman and her son were stricken seriously ill recently when they consumed a wild mushroom known as Amanita virosa - the infamous "destroying angel" - brings to mind the pleasures and perils of the fungi-picking season.
Destroying Angels, or amanita virosa, are from the same family as the lethal Death Cap mushroom.