destroying angel

noun

Definition of destroying angel

  1. :  any of several very poisonous pure white amanita mushrooms (such as Amanita verna or A. virosa) :  death cap

First Known Use of destroying angel

circa 1900


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destroying angel

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noun de·stroy·ing an·gel \di-ˌstrȯi(-i)ŋ-ˈān-jəl\

Medical Definition of destroying angel

  1. :  any of several very poisonous pure white mushrooms of the genus Amanita (as A. verna, A. virosa, or A. ocreata); also :  a death cap (A. phalloides) whether white or colored


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