Definition of destroying angel in English:

destroying angel

Syllabification: de·stroy·ing an·gel


  • A deadly poisonous white toadstool that grows in woodlands and is native to both Eurasia and North America.
    • Genus Amanita, family Amanitaceae, class Hymenomycetes: several species, including the North American A. bisporigera and the European A. virosa
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    • It includes several edible species but also the notorious death cap and destroying angel, besides several species which are poisonous to a lesser extent.
    • Back at the hotel, he'll help you turn them into a full-blown feast - then treat you to fireside horror stories about what would have happened if you'd picked a destroying angel.
    • Fear of destroying angels should not prevent you from mushroom hunting.

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