destroying angel

noun

Definition of destroying angel

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

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destroying angel

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

medical Definition of destroying angel

: 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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