death cup
noun see death cap

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • death cup — death′ cup n. 1) fng a poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita[/ex] 2) fng the cuplike volva at the base of this mushroom • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • death cup — noun extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills • Syn: ↑death cap, ↑death angel, ↑destroying angel, ↑Amanita phalloides • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holo …   Useful english dictionary

  • death cup — 1. a poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita. 2. the part of this mushroom that persists around the base of the stalk as a membranous cup. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • death cup mushroom — noun → death cap mushroom. Also, death cup, deathcup mushroom …   Australian English dictionary

  • death cap — n. a deadly amanita (Amanita phalloides) with a white, scaly cap and a cuplike structure enveloping the base of the stalk of the mushroom: also death cup * * * …   Universalium

  • death cap — n a very poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita (A. phalloides) of deciduous woods of No. America and Europe that varies in color from pure white to olive or yellow and has a prominent volva at the base called also death cup see THIOCTIC ACID …   Medical dictionary

  • death cap — n. a deadly amanita (Amanita phalloides) with a white, scaly cap and a cuplike structure enveloping the base of the stalk of the mushroom: also death cup …   English World dictionary

  • death angel — noun extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills • Syn: ↑death cap, ↑death cup, ↑destroying angel, ↑Amanita phalloides • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • death cap — noun extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills • Syn: ↑death cup, ↑death angel, ↑destroying angel, ↑Amanita phalloides • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holo …   Useful english dictionary

  • death cap — noun Date: 1925 a very poisonous mushroom (Amanita phalloides) of deciduous woods of North America and Europe that varies in color from pure white to olive or yellow and has a prominent volva at the base called also death cup …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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