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death cap

The very poisonous mushroom, Amanita phalloides, which resembles edible mushrooms but has a prominent whitish bulb at its base. Sometimes called death cup.
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GREENISH death caps look similar to edible varieties but are for 95% all mushroom fatalities.
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"Sometimes I'll even saute them!" But they can't taste all the mushrooms--consider the aptly named death cap. "The polypeptide in death caps shuts down the liver; I really detail the process with AP students," he says.