destroying angel

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Related to destroying angel: Amanita muscaria
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Synonyms for destroying angel

fungus similar to Amanita phalloides

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

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The destroying angel is sent to afflict Israel with pestilence, in punishment for David's census (II Sam.
Meanwhile the pure white Destroying Angel lives up to its name.
To placate his critics, as curator Sarah Burnage discusses in a catalogue essay, Etty painted Destroying Angel and Daemons Inflicting Divine Vengeance on the Wicked and Intemperate (1832).
The Death Cap and Destroying Angel are in our midst.
The Destroying Angel is an all white mushroom responsible for most deaths.
The Gentleman's Magazine, called Pombal "a destroying angel, scattering vengeance through the land.
He may be the devil or belong to the devil's forces and is in fact the Gay Monster, whom Lewis had defined as "a man 'beyond good and evil,' a destroying angel and cultivated Mephistopheles" (Lewis, "Nietzsche as a Vulgarizer," The Art of Being Ruled [London: Chatto & Windus, 1926]: 123).
It has emerged the two couples were poisoned by the highly toxic cortinarius speciosissimus mushroom - not the destroying angel species originally thought.
7 Destroying angel, death cap and fly agaric are all poisonous species of what?
What is a Destroying Angel, one bite of which can be fatal?
For example, there is no antidote for the deathly poisons found in certain mushrooms with ominous names such as Destroying Angel, Deathcap, Sickener and Fool's Mushroom.