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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.
fly agaric A poisonous mushroom, Amanita muscaria . It usually has a red or orange cap with white spots.
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Probably no more likely but much more fun is the notion that the red and white fly agaric
inspired the traditional Christmas colours of Santa Claus's costume.