toadstool

[ tohd-stool ]
/ ˈtoʊdˌstul /

noun

any of various mushrooms having a stalk with an umbrellalike cap, especially the agarics.
a poisonous mushroom, as distinguished from an edible one.
any of various other fleshy fungi, as the puffballs and coral fungi.

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Origin of toadstool

First recorded in 1350–1400, toadstool is from the Middle English word tadstol.See toad, stool
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British Dictionary definitions for toadstool

toadstool
/ (ˈtəʊdˌstuːl) /

noun

(not in technical use) any basidiomycetous fungus with a capped spore-producing body that is not edibleCompare mushroom (def. 1a)

Word Origin for toadstool

C14: from toad + stool
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