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 (ăm′ə-nī′tə, -nē′-)
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.]
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(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]
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptionsAmanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Agaricaceae, family Agaricaceae - large family including many familiar mushrooms
Amanita caesarea, Caesar's agaric, royal agaric - widely distributed edible mushroom resembling the fly agaric
Amanita mappa, false deathcap - agaric often confused with the death cup
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
Amanita verna, destroying angel - fungus similar to Amanita phalloides
slime mushroom - a mushroom of the genus Amanita
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[ˌæməˈnaɪtə] Namanita f
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Some medieval herbalists made purges from dried and stored Amanitas with mixed results.
(2007) found one of the Amanitas had long-distance relative relationship with other six Amanitas when seven of them were investigated and identified initially based on morphological characteristics after cloning and sequencing the segment of rDNA-ITS and contrasting the sequence characteristics (Li et al., 2007).
Rowe estimated this year there were more than 350 mushrooms on display, including beet red "Purple Corts" and lethal death caps, poisonous pink Mycena and whimsical Fly Amanitas. The festival's "best in show" was a Varnished Conk the size of a hubcap.
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Murakami); in fact, one could visit his exhibitions with an Audubon field guide and recognize most of the species (Cordyceps sinensis, black morels, giant puffballs, innumerable Amanitas) with minimal effort.
"If you've taken amanitas you can't go out of the house to have a piss.
These amanitas are far more reliable at Dempsey Towers than the morels that mysteriously appeared in the front this summer - I think the spores travelled with a delivery of wood chippings.
bruises over, pickled garden of shredded amanitas and blind sables.