Definition of amanita
: any of a genus (Amanita) of white-spored basidiomycetous fungi that typically have a volva and an annulus about the stipe and include some deadly poisonous forms
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A new federal report detailed what came after consumption for 14 people who sampled the Bay Area's bloom of death cap - or amanita phalloides - last December: Violent nausea, in all cases.
A new federal report detailed what came after consumption for 14 people who sampled the Bay Area's bloom of death cap — or amanita phalloides — last December:
Some victims got off relatively easy, including four young men who had expected a psychedelic trip but ended up having their insides washed out with fluids in a hospital - the only known treatment for amanita phalloides poisoning.
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Origin and Etymology of amanita
New Latin, genus name, from Greek amanitai, plural, a kind of fungus
First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
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