Amanita



any agaricaceous fungus of the genus Amanita, comprised chiefly of poisonous species.
Historical Examples

The species of this subgenus were formerly included in amanita.
Student’s Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous Thomas Taylor

It is true that the amanita has both, but it must be known by other characteristics.
The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise M. E. Hard

But we may feast our eyes on the amanita, and all other mushrooms, with no fear of consequences.
In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham

This species is considered by some only a white variety of amanita phalloides.
The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise M. E. Hard

amanita Csarea is the only one of the amanitas which has yellow gills.
Student’s Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous Thomas Taylor

The amanita, like most falsehoods, is pleasant to the sight.
Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams

It is not so warty and the odor is not nearly so strong as the amanita strobiliformis.
The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise M. E. Hard

But the type of the class may be taken as the amanita muscaria.
Memoranda on Poisons Thomas Hawkes Tanner

Moreover, in autumn it affects the same habitats as the amanita,—which is unfortunate.
Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams

One of these, from the amanita muscarius, is reproduced in our illustration.
Eye Spy William Hamilton Gibson

noun
any of various saprotrophic agaricaceous fungi constituting the genus Amanita, having white gills and a broken membranous ring (volva) around the stalk. The genus includes several highly poisonous species, such as death cap, destroying angel, and fly agaric

Amanita Am·a·ni·ta (ām’ə-nī’tə, -nē’-)
n.
A genus of mushrooms with many highly poisonous species.

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