amanita

[ am-uh-nahy-tuh, -nee- ]
/ ˌæm əˈnaɪ tə, -ˈni- /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. aman,
  2. amana church society,
  3. amanda,
  4. amandine,
  5. amandla,
  6. amanita muscaria,
  7. amanita phalloides,
  8. amanite,
  9. amantadine,
  10. amanuensis

Origin of amanita

1821; < New Latin < Greek amānîtai (plural) kind of fungi

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British Dictionary definitions for amanita

amanita

/ (ˌæməˈnaɪtə) /

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

Word Origin for amanita

C19: from Greek amanitai (plural) a variety of fungus

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Medicine definitions for amanita

Amanita

[ ăm′ə-nītə, -nē- ]

n.

A genus of mushrooms with many highly poisonous species.

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