amanita definition

  • noun:
    • some of different mushrooms when you look at the genus Amanita, some of which are extremely toxic.
    • any one of lots of agaric mushrooms, of this genus Amanita, nearly all of which are extremely poisonous
    • A genus of poisonous fungi of the family Agaricace√¶, characterized by having a volva, an annulus, and white spores. The species resemble edible mushrooms, and are frequently mistaken for them. Amanita muscaria, syn. Agaricus muscarius, is the fly amanita, or fly agaric; and Agaricus phalloides is the death cup (or death cap).
    • In mycology, a genus of fungi regarding the household Agaricace√¶, limited by present authors to white-spored types having the stem given both an annulus, or band, and a volva. Over 50 species have already been described, several that are common and commonly distributed throughout temperate areas.
    • [lowercase] A plant for this genus.
    • genus of commonly distributed agarics which have white spores and poisonous with couple of exclusions

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