Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The poisonous mushroom, Amanita phalloides. See deadly *agaric, and poison *Amanita.

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Examples

  • I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom.

    One More RIP Book....We Have Always Lived in the Castle

  • I like my sister Con - stance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom.

    The Witchcraft of Shirley Jackson

  • Even Caesar himself had to fall at last, his strong soul perhaps not sorry to escape through his dagger-wounds from so pitiably small a world; and the poison in the death-cup of Socrates was not so much the juice of the hemlock as the venom of the gossips of Athens.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays

  • And of all the crimes of which men of my colour stand attainted, the offering of this death-cup to our red brothers is, I think, the wickedest and the most contemptible.

    The Hidden Children

  • It is the active principle of the most deadly of all mushrooms, the _Amanita phalloides_, or death-cup fungus.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.

  • By mistake, or by the contrivance of the Cardinal, who may have bribed this trusted agent, they drank the death-cup mingled for their victim.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots

  • O'erthrow him in ruin and abject shame, * Make him drain the death-cup in fatal fray.

    Arabian nights. English

  • So Gharib and Sahim and their hundred horse rushed upon the foe, and Gharib's wrath redoubled, and he reaped a harvest of heads slain, giving the champions death-cup to drain, till he won to Al-Hamal and saw Mahdiyah among the captives.

    Arabian nights. English

  • It presents a rather attractive appearance, being rather large, and having a glistening white cap with a long stem, around which there may always be seen a distinct collar; on carefully removing the soil from around its roots, it will be seen that its stem is surrounded just below the surface of the earth by a sheath-like structure, the so-called "death-cup," which, together with the peculiarities already mentioned, clearly stamp this mushroom as being one of the most deadly of all known natural objects.

    Health on the Farm A Manual of Rural Sanitation and Hygiene

  • So Gharib and Sahim and their hundred horse rushed upon the foe, and Gharib’s wrath redoubled, and he reaped a harvest of heads slain, giving the champions death-cup to drain, till he won to Al – Hamal and saw Mahdiyah among the captives.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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