fly agaric

fly agaric n a poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita (A. muscaria) that has a variably colored but typically bright-red pileus with a warty white scurf on the surface that with the related death cap is responsible for most cases of severe mushroom poisoning, that has been used as a source of poison for flypaper, and that is extensively used chiefly in northeastern Asia as an intoxicant esp. for the hallucinatory effects that it produces called also fly amanita, fly mushroom

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Amanita muscaria.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Fly agaric — Fly Fly, n.; pl. {Flies} (fl[imac]z). [OE. flie, flege, AS. fl[=y]ge, fle[ o]ge, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; akin to D. vlieg, OHG. flioga, G. fliege, Icel. & Sw. fluga, Dan. flue. [root] 84. See {Fly}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any winged insect; esp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fly agaric — Fly amanita Fly amanita, Fly fungus Fly fungus . (Bot.) A poisonous mushroom ({Amanita muscaria}, syn. {Agaricus muscarius}), having usually a bright red or yellowish cap covered with irregular white spots. It has a distinct volva at the base,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fly agaric — n. [orig. used as a fly poison] a poisonous mushroom (Amanita muscaria) usually having an orange or russet cap with white flakes and white gills: also fly amanita …   English World dictionary

  • fly agaric — noun poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills • Syn: ↑Amanita muscaria • Hypernyms: ↑agaric • Member Holonyms: ↑Amanita, ↑genus Amanita * * * ˌfly ˈagaric 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly agaric — musmirė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Musmirinių šeimos grybų gentis (Amanita). Skiriama fly agaric100 rūšių (Lietuvoje 15). Paplitusi visuose žemynuose. Auga miškuose, parkuose, pievose, kartais ant medienos. Daugelis… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fly agaric — fly′ ag aric n. fng a poisonous woodland mushroom, Amanita muscaria, having a glossy red or orange cap with white spots • Etymology: 1780–90; formerly used to kill flies …   From formal English to slang

  • fly agaric — a very poisonous common woodland mushroom, Amanita muscaria, having a glossy red or orange cap with white spots, formerly a fly poison. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • fly agaric — noun Date: 1788 a medium to large poisonous amanita mushroom (Amanita muscaria) with a usually bright red cap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fly agaric — noun A poisonous mushroom, Amanita muscaria, with a large crimson cap, fading to yellow, scattered with white flecks. See Also: muscarine …   Wiktionary

  • fly agaric — toxic forest mushroom having a bright red or orange cap with white dots …   English contemporary dictionary

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