amanita

[am-uh-nahy-tuh, -nee-]
noun
any agaricaceous fungus of the genus Amanita, comprised chiefly of poisonous species.

Origin:
1821; < Neo-Latin < Greek amānîtai (plural) kind of fungi

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amanita (ˌæməˈnaɪtə)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from Greek amanitai (plural) a variety of fungus]

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

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Each amanita starts as an egg-shaped button that can resemble a small puffball.
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