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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.]


(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]


(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]
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


[ˌæməˈnaɪtə] Namanita f
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Dentro del grupo de las Amanitas, la Amanita phalloides es la de mayor mortalidad en todos los grupos poblacionales, con cerca del 95%, debido principalmente a la dosis letal con la que cuenta, esto es, un cociente toxina-peso de 0.
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I also began mentally sorting the baffling variety of gilled mushrooms into manageable categories: the bulb-footed amanitas, the dunce-hatted inky caps, the colorfully capped russulas, the shell-shaped oysters.
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