any of a genus (Amanita) of mushrooms (order Agaricales), with white spores and, usually, white gills, some of which, as the death cap and the fly agaric, are very poisonous
Origin of amanitaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek amanitai, plural , a kind of fungus
Any of various mushrooms in the genus Amanita, many of which are extremely poisonous. Amanitas have white spores and usually a ring around the stalk and a rounded bulb at the base.
Origin of amanitaNew Latin Aman&imacron;ta, genus name, from Greek aman&imacron;tai, a fungus.
From the genus name.
From Ancient Greek αμανίτης (amanítis).