Definition of death cap in English:

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death cap


A deadly poisonous toadstool with a pale olive-green cap and white gills, growing in broadleaved woodland in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Amanita phalloides, family Amanitaceae, class Hymenomycetes.
Example sentences
  • It is a genus of fungi which has to be treated with special attention, since it includes several edible species but also the notorious death cap and destroying angel.
  • Uncultivated wild mushrooms have ben associated with increased incidents of serious mushroom poisoning, especially death cap mushroom or Amanita phalloides (Greek for a fungus-like destroying angel).
  • We hope they do not manage to eat death cap mushrooms and completely ruin their livers so that they need liver transplants.

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