from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A highly toxic alkaloid, C9H20NO2, related to the cholines, derived from the red form of the mushroom Amanita muscaria and found in decaying animal tissue.
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- n. An extremely poisonous alkaloid, obtained from fly agaric, that disrupts the action of acetylcholine neurotransmitter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An extremely poisonous alkaloid (C5H13NO2) obtained from the fly-fungus, Agaricus muscarius.
- n. A brownish-violet pulverulent dye, , prepared by the action of nitroso-dimethylaniline hydrochlorid on 2, 7-dihydroxynaphthalene.
New Latin muscāria, specific epithet (from feminine of Latin muscārius, of flies, from musca, fly) + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the fungus Amanita muscaria, from Latin musca ("fly"). (Wiktionary)