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death cap

An extremely poisonous type of mushroom (Amanita phalloides). Don't pick that mushroom—it's a death cap!
See also: cap, death
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The Death Cap is native to Europe, where it is widespread, and it can also be found as an introduced species across North and South America, in Australia and in parts of Africa.
Beware: mushrooms growing under oak trees are more likely to be death caps.
The Death Cap fungus is regarded as one of the most lethal plants known to science.
DEATH CAP MUSHROOMGREENISH death caps look similar to edible varieties but are for 95% all MUSHROOM fatalities.
MUSHROOM FORAGING CAN BE A DEADLY HOBBY Earlier this month, 12-year-old Lucy Adcock from Norfolk fought for her life in hospital after she ate two death caps while on a bike ride, having mistaken them for field mushrooms.
A Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police spokesman said officers had earlier shown a death cap fungus to Mrs Tuckey and she had said she had eaten that variety.
THE world's deadliest mushroom is the Death Cap, which contains five different poisons that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting, closely followed by damage to the kidneys and liver.
Under the $500,000 wrongful death cap, my vibrant 45-year-old stepmother died at the hands of her family practitioner.
Experts say the death cap has flourished on the West Coast in recent years, extending its range from Fresno to Washington state and appearing in far greater numbers.
One woman died yesterday and another is ill after possibly eating poisonous death cap mushrooms, police said.
No, we've gone for a more literal approach by stuffing this sarnie with a pound of lard, death cap mushroom topping and a flavoursome arsenic mayonnaise.
While those who like mushrooms should avoid eating poisonous varieties like Death Cap, Panther Cap and Destroying Angel.
Amanita phalloides - commonly known as the death cap mushroom - poisoned five San Francisco Bay Area people earlier this year, forcing one 13-year-old girl to undergo a nine-hour partial liver transplant.
Christine Hale, 57, suffered multiple organ failure thought to have been caused by the death cap toadstool.