death cup


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death cup

n.

death′ cup`


n.
1. a poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita.
2. the cuplike volva at the base of this mushroom.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.death cup - extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped basedeath cup - 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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