destroying angel

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fungus similar to Amanita phalloides

extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base

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Her pale face became paler; the circles under her eyes deepened, as they did when tears half-gather without falling; and the mild loving eyes took an expression of appalled pity, as if she had suddenly discerned a destroying angel hovering over the heads of the people.
Confronting him, with a face that was a composite of destroying angel and Adonis, was a man holding a smoking revolver.
We saw numerous Destroying Angels which are related to the Death Cap, among the most toxic of the mushrooms and easily mistaken for button mushrooms or young horse mushrooms.
When Brigham Young set up a group of minutemen in Utah, saying that they were to battle rustlers and hostile Indians and the like, the group was quickly nicknamed the Destroying Angels, conflated with the old Danites, and feared as a secret squad of hit men.
People who eat Destroying Angels usually suffer liver and kidney failure.
They have been rushed to hospital after eating Destroying Angels mushrooms, below