Definition of Destroying angel

1. Noun. Fungus similar to Amanita phalloides.

Exact synonyms: Amanita Verna
Generic synonyms: Agaric
Group relationships: Amanita, Genus Amanita



2. Noun. Extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills.
Exact synonyms: Amanita Phalloides, Death Angel, Death Cap, Death Cup
Generic synonyms: Agaric
Group relationships: Amanita, Genus Amanita

Definition of Destroying angel

1. Noun. A deadly toxic mushroom in the ''Amanita genus; Amanita virosa. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Destroying Angel

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Literary usage of Destroying angel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"Half an hour or an hour later, we changed horses, and took supper with a Mormon "destroying angel." "destroying angels," as I understand it, are Latter-Day ..."

2. Personal Memoirs and Recollections of Editorial Life by Joseph Tinker Buckingham (1852)
"atmosphere across the Atlantic, — when the destroying angel has passed the highway of nations and the barriers of the north, and has received his commission ..."

3. A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms: A by Charles Buck (1829)
"But more particularly, their coming out of Egypt; because, the night before their departure, the destroying angel, who put to death the first-bom of the ..."

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