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toadstool Line breaks: toad|stool
Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊdstuːl/

Definition of toadstool in English:


The spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically in the form of a rounded cap on a stalk, especially one that is believed to be inedible or poisonous. See also mushroom.
Example sentences
  • The fly agaric or fairy toadstool grows here too, especially under birch along with other woodland fungi.
  • All around the two girls grew large specimens of fungi: mushrooms nearly as tall as them grew from the ground, and toadstools and bracken protruded from the rocky walls in clumps.
  • In the UK we have an estimated 12,000 species of fungi, many of which produce large and attractively coloured fruit bodies we all know as mushrooms and toadstools.


Late Middle English: a fanciful name.

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