HyperDic: death_cap

English > 1 sense of the expression death cap:
NOUNplantdeath cap, death cup, death angel, destroying angel, Amanita phalloidesextremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base
English > death cap: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningExtremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills.
Synonymsdeath cup, death angel, destroying angel, Amanita phalloides
Member ofAmanita, genus Amanitagenus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
BroaderagaricA saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
CatalanAmanita phalloides

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