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toadstool

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊdstuːl
 
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Definition of toadstool in English:

noun

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.

Origin

late Middle English: a fanciful name.

Words that rhyme with toadstool

footstoolanimalcule

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