death cup


death cup
noun
extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills
Hypernyms: ↑agaric
Member Holonyms: ↑Amanita, ↑genus Amanita

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noun
1. also death angel : a very poisonous mushroom (Amanita phalloides) of wide distribution ranging in color from pure white (as usually in the United States) to olive or yellow and having a prominent volva at the base
2. : the prominent cuplike enlargement at the base of the stipe in some fungi of the genus Amanita that is characteristic of poisonous forms though present also in some that are harmless

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1. a poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita.
2. the part of this mushroom that persists around the base of the stalk as a membranous cup.
[1900-05]

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death cap or death cup noun
A very poisonous toadstool (Amanita phalloides) often mistaken for an edible mushroom
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Main Entry:death

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death cup,
1. a very poisonous, white mushroom found in woodlands, that has a cuplike enlargement at the base of the stem: »

Rabbits can digest the death cup (New Scientist).

2. the cuplike enlargement.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • death cup — death′ cup n. 1) fng a poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita[/ex] 2) fng the cuplike volva at the base of this mushroom • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • death cup — 1. a poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita. 2. the part of this mushroom that persists around the base of the stalk as a membranous cup. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • death cup — noun see death cap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • death cup mushroom — noun → death cap mushroom. Also, death cup, deathcup mushroom …   Australian English dictionary

  • death cap — n. a deadly amanita (Amanita phalloides) with a white, scaly cap and a cuplike structure enveloping the base of the stalk of the mushroom: also death cup * * * …   Universalium

  • death cap — n a very poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita (A. phalloides) of deciduous woods of No. America and Europe that varies in color from pure white to olive or yellow and has a prominent volva at the base called also death cup see THIOCTIC ACID …   Medical dictionary

  • death cap — n. a deadly amanita (Amanita phalloides) with a white, scaly cap and a cuplike structure enveloping the base of the stalk of the mushroom: also death cup …   English World dictionary

  • death angel — noun extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills • Syn: ↑death cap, ↑death cup, ↑destroying angel, ↑Amanita phalloides • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • death cap — noun extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills • Syn: ↑death cup, ↑death angel, ↑destroying angel, ↑Amanita phalloides • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holo …   Useful english dictionary

  • death cap — noun Date: 1925 a very poisonous mushroom (Amanita phalloides) of deciduous woods of North America and Europe that varies in color from pure white to olive or yellow and has a prominent volva at the base called also death cup …   New Collegiate Dictionary