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Am·a·ni·ta mus·ca·'ri·a

a toxic species of mushroom with yellow-to-red pileus and white gills; it contains muscarine, a cholinomimetic, which produces psychosislike states and other symptoms.
Synonym(s): fly agaric

fly agaric

A poisonous mushroom, Amanita muscaria . It usually has a red or orange cap with white spots.


fly agaric
a mushroom. See amanita.
fly biting, fly catching
behavior by dogs that looks like an attempt to catch a nonexistent flying object, hence the name. When repeated or continual, believed to be a form of partial seizure or hallucinations.
fly control
limitation of fly population by disposal of rotting animal tissue, use of insecticides in sprays, back applicators, impregnated ear tags or pet collars, liberation of sterilized males, fly traps.
fly dermatitis
biting flies will inflict skin damage on the face and particularly ear tips of outdoor dogs, causing bleeding, dried crusts and moderate irritation that sometimes leads to the development of auricular hematomas. Also reported to be a common problem in zoo bears.
ear tip fly bite
see fly dermatitis (above).
forest fly
see hydrotoeairritans.
head fly
see hydrotoeairritans.
horn fly
louse fly
sand fly
stable fly
fly strike
cutaneous myiasis.
fly worry
all fly infestations cause worry to their host animals. Heavy infestations with black flies in horses and buffalo flies in cattle may cause deaths from worry, blood loss, interference with grazing and intercurrent disease. See also fly dermatitis (above).
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Given the fly agaric mushroom's unpredictable psychoactivity and its unpleasant side effects (including nausea and twitching), it is remarkable that it figures so prominently in speculation of this sort, not to mention in children's stories such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and in fantasy writing for adults.
But what you really have to be careful about is the death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides, called a Gruner Knollenblatterpilz in German), or the fly agaric (Amanita muscaria, or German roter Fliegenpilz) which are truly deadly.
Spotting the cartoonlike form of a crimson-topped fly agaric toadstool thrusting up through the leaf litter can transform a walk in the woods into a thrilling experience.
Then funnel caps and the scarlet heads of fly agaric.
Terry Bickley - fly agaric toadstools at Pooley Pit, Polesworth.
Well, centuries ago, the recreational stimulant of choice in northern Europe was the hallucinogenic fly agaric mushroom.
The Channel 4 programme, Sacred Weeds, shows two young men's enthusiastic response as they trip on fly agaric mushrooms.
Amongst the poisonous species giving the group its name, one of the most prominent, widespread and attractive is the fly agaric.
Jim found parasol mushrooms, fly agaric and common smooth inkcap fungi in the Prescot area last week.
Under a stand of four birch trees fly agaric often sprouts up at this time of year - and the one pictured above is a relatively fresh example, which I got to before it began opening out.
It is thought he had eaten a quantity of the distinctive orange and white-spotted Fly Agaric mushroom.