fly agaric
noun Date: 1788 a medium to large poisonous amanita mushroom (Amanita muscaria) with a usually bright red cap

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  • Fly agaric — Fly Fly, n.; pl. {Flies} (fl[imac]z). [OE. flie, flege, AS. fl[=y]ge, fle[ o]ge, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; akin to D. vlieg, OHG. flioga, G. fliege, Icel. & Sw. fluga, Dan. flue. [root] 84. See {Fly}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any winged insect; esp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fly agaric — Fly amanita Fly amanita, Fly fungus Fly fungus . (Bot.) A poisonous mushroom ({Amanita muscaria}, syn. {Agaricus muscarius}), having usually a bright red or yellowish cap covered with irregular white spots. It has a distinct volva at the base,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fly agaric — n a poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita (A. muscaria) that has a variably colored but typically bright red pileus with a warty white scurf on the surface that with the related death cap is responsible for most cases of severe mushroom… …   Medical dictionary

  • fly agaric — n. [orig. used as a fly poison] a poisonous mushroom (Amanita muscaria) usually having an orange or russet cap with white flakes and white gills: also fly amanita …   English World dictionary

  • fly agaric — noun poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills • Syn: ↑Amanita muscaria • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holonyms: ↑Amanita, ↑genus Amanita * * * ˌfly ˈagaric 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly agaric — musmirė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Musmirinių šeimos grybų gentis (Amanita). Skiriama fly agaric100 rūšių (Lietuvoje 15). Paplitusi visuose žemynuose. Auga miškuose, parkuose, pievose, kartais ant medienos. Daugelis… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fly agaric — fly′ ag aric n. fng a poisonous woodland mushroom, Amanita muscaria, having a glossy red or orange cap with white spots • Etymology: 1780–90; formerly used to kill flies …   From formal English to slang

  • fly agaric — a very poisonous common woodland mushroom, Amanita muscaria, having a glossy red or orange cap with white spots, formerly a fly poison. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • fly agaric — noun A poisonous mushroom, Amanita muscaria, with a large crimson cap, fading to yellow, scattered with white flecks. See Also: muscarine …   Wiktionary

  • fly agaric — toxic forest mushroom having a bright red or orange cap with white dots …   English contemporary dictionary

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