from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poisonous mushroom (Amanita muscaria) usually having a red or orange cap with white gills and patches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A poisonous mushroom, Amanita muscaria, with a large crimson cap, fading to yellow, scattered with white flecks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a mushroom (Agaricus muscarius), having a narcotic juice which, in sufficient quantities, is poisonous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of mushroom, Agaricus muscarius, found in woods, and having a bright-red pileus studded with pale warts, while the stipe and gills are ivory-white.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills


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  • "...the fly agaric with its red cap flecked with white..." p 108

    November 24, 2007