Definition of Death cup
1. Noun. Extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills.
Generic synonyms: Agaric
Group relationships: Amanita, Genus Amanita
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Literary usage of Death cup
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1. Principal poisonous plants of the United States by Victor King Chesnut (1898)
"In connection with the white gills and spores and the bulbous base it is the distinguishing feature of the species. In general shape the death cup is ..."
2. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1904)
"death cup; Poison Amanita (Poisonous) Amanita phalloides Cap or Pileus—White or greenish ... The poisonous principle of the death cup is known as phal- lin, ..."
3. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"The death cup grows in the woods from June until fall. ... Nevertheless, it is not quite so deadly as the death cup if the stomach is promptly emptied and ..."
4. The Sanitarian by Medico-Legal Society of New York (1900)
"The first named is popularly known as the fly agaric and the second as death-cup. The genus Amanita, of course, numbers many more species, but as we have ..."