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death capor death·cap (dĕth′kăp′)
A poisonous, usually white mushroom (Amanita phalloides) having a prominent cup-shaped base. Also called death cup.
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(Biology) a poisonous woodland saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus, Amanita phalloides, differing from the edible mushroom (Agaricus) only in its white gills (pinkish-brown in Agaricus) and the presence of a volva. See also amanita
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|Noun||1.||death cap - 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
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