- any agaricaceous fungus of the genus Amanita, comprised chiefly of poisonous species.
Origin of amanita
Examples from the Web for amanita
Historical Examples of amanita
It is not so warty and the odor is not nearly so strong as the Amanita strobiliformis.
It is true that the Amanita has both, but it must be known by other characteristics.
This species is considered by some only a white variety of Amanita phalloides.
But we may feast our eyes on the amanita, and all other mushrooms, with no fear of consequences.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
The Amanita, like most falsehoods, is pleasant to the sight.Everyday Objects
W. H. Davenport Adams
- 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
- A genus of mushrooms with many highly poisonous species.