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

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  • 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 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 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 — 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 a deadly poisonous toadstool with a pale olive green cap and white gills, growing in broadleaved woodland. [Amanita phalloides.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • death cap — noun A common name for the deadly poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita …   Wiktionary

  • death cap — Amanita phalloides. A type of poisonous mushroom that has harmful effects on the kidneys and liver. It is responsible for most fatal cases of mushroom poisoning. Also called Amanita phalloides …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • death cap mushroom — noun a poisonous mushroom, Amanita phalloides, with a smooth, yellowish green to olive brown cap, a white stem with a membranous skirt, and a cuplike structure at the base of the stem. Also, death cap, deathcap mushroom …   Australian English dictionary

  • false death cap — noun : an agaric (Amanita mappa) often confused with the death cup (A. phalloides) but having the cap usually lemon yellow or white with no trace of green and a very bulbous stem base with the volva separated from the stem by a distinct groove …   Useful english 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

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