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amanita


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amanita  \Am`a*ni"ta\,  n.  [NL.  See  {Amanitine}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  poisonous  fungi  of  the  family  {Agaricace[ae]}, 
  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 
  {A.  phalloides}  is  the  death  cup. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Amanita 
  n  :  genus  of  widely  distributed  white-spored  agarics  being 
  poisonous  with  few  exceptions  [syn:  {Amanita},  {genus 
  Amanita}] 




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