fly agaric

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Synonyms for fly agaric

poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills

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It is a fine example of a fly agaric (amanita muscaria) and Chris, of Longwood, said: "Fly agaric is probably the subject of more folklore than any other fungi.
Amongst the poisonous species giving the group its name, one of the most prominent, widespread and attractive is the fly agaric.
Fly agaric is so called because it has for centuries been used as an insecticide.
Fly agaric The fungus is chopped into small pieces which are floated in a dish of milk.
I was always fascinated by fungi especially the red and white fly agarics that grew in the woods near our house; they seemed magical because they always featured in fairy tale books.