noun Date: 14th century a fungus having an umbrella-shaped pileus ; mushroom; especially a poisonous or inedible one as distinguished from an edible mushroom

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  • Toadstool — Toad stool , n. (Bot.) A name given to many umbrella shaped fungi, mostly of the genus {Agaricus}. The species are almost numberless. They grow on decaying organic matter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toadstool — (n.) late 14c., apparently just what it looks like: a fanciful name from M.E. tadde toad (see TOAD (Cf. toad)) + stole stool (see STOOL (Cf. stool)). Toads themselves were regarded as highly poisonous, and this word is popularly restricted to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • toadstool — ► NOUN ▪ the spore bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically in the form of a rounded cap on a stalk. ORIGIN a fanciful name …   English terms dictionary

  • toadstool — [tōd′sto͞ol΄] n. [ME todestole: see TOAD & STOOL] any of a number of fleshy, umbrella shaped, basidiomycetous fungi; mushroom; esp., in popular usage, any poisonous mushroom …   English World dictionary

  • toadstool — UK [ˈtəʊdˌstuːl] / US [ˈtoʊdˌstul] noun [countable] Word forms toadstool : singular toadstool plural toadstools a wild fungus that is similar to a mushroom. Some types of toadstool are poisonous …   English dictionary

  • toadstool — [[t]to͟ʊdstuːl[/t]] toadstools N COUNT A toadstool is a fungus that you cannot eat because it is poisonous …   English dictionary

  • toadstool — musmirė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Musmirinių šeimos grybų gentis (Amanita). Skiriama toadstool100 rūšių (Lietuvoje 15). Paplitusi visuose žemynuose. Auga miškuose, parkuose, pievose, kartais ant medienos. Daugelis… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • toadstool — /tohd stoohl /, n. 1. any of various mushrooms having a stalk with an umbrellalike cap, esp. the agarics. 2. a poisonous mushroom, as distinguished from an edible one. 3. any of various other fleshy fungi, as the puffballs and coral fungi. [1350… …   Universalium

  • toadstool — noun /ˈtəʊdˌstuːl,ˈtoʊdˌstu(ə)l/ Any inedible or poisonous mushroom, especially an agaric …   Wiktionary

  • toadstool — toad·stool .stül n a fungus having an umbrella shaped pileus: MUSHROOM esp a poisonous or inedible one as distinguished from an edible mushroom * * * toad·stool (tōdґst l) popular name for a poisonous mushroom …   Medical dictionary

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