destroying angel
noun Date: circa 1900 any of several very poisonous pure white amanita mushrooms (as Amanita verna or A. virosa) ; death cap

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  • destroying angel — n. either of two species (Amanita verna or A. virosa) of large, deadly, white amanita mushrooms found during warm weather in moist forests …   English World dictionary

  • Destroying angel — For other uses, see Destroying angel (disambiguation). The name destroying angel applies to several similar, closely related species of deadly all white mushrooms in the genus Amanita.[1] They are Amanita bisporigera and A. ocreata in eastern and …   Wikipedia

  • destroying angel — noun 1. 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, ↑death angel, ↑Amanita phalloides • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member …   Useful english dictionary

  • destroying angel — any of several deadly poisonous mushrooms of the genus Amanita, having a white cap and stem, white spores, and a conspicuous volva at the base of the stem. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • destroying angel — noun A deadly toxic mushroom in the Amanita genus; Amanita virosa …   Wiktionary

  • destroying angel — de·stroy·ing an·gel di .strȯi( i)ŋ ān jəl n any of several very poisonous pure white mushrooms of the genus Amanita (as A. verna, A. virosa, or A. ocreata) also a death cap (A. phalloides) whether white or colored …   Medical dictionary

  • destroying angel — noun a deadly poisonous white toadstool which grows in woodland. [Amanita virosa.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • destroying angel — destroy′ing an′gel n. fng any of several deadly poisonous mushrooms of the genus Amanita[/ex] • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Destroying angel (disambiguation) — Destroying angel is a name applied to several similar, closely related species of deadly species of Amanita mushrooms. Destroying angel may also refer to: Destroying angel (Bible), in various passages Destroying Angel, a member of the Mormon… …   Wikipedia

  • Destroying Angel (Midsomer Murders episode) — Destroying Angel Midsomer Murders episode Episode no. Season 4 Episode 2 Directed by David Tucker Written …   Wikipedia

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