toadstool

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noun toad·stool \-ˌstül\

Definition of toadstool

  1. :  a fungus having an umbrella-shaped pileus :  mushroom; especially :  a poisonous or inedible one as distinguished from an edible mushroom

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First Known Use of toadstool

14th century


TOADSTOOL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of toadstool for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of fungus that is similar to a mushroom, that consists of a round cap on a short stem, and that is often poisonous


TOADSTOOL Defined for Kids

toadstool

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noun toad·stool \ˈtōd-ˌstül\

Definition of toadstool for Students

  1. :  a mushroom especially when poisonous or unfit for food


Medical Dictionary

toadstool

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noun toad·stool \-ˌstül\

Medical Definition of toadstool

  1. :  a fungus having an umbrella-shaped pileus :  mushroom; especially :  a poisonous or inedible one as distinguished from an edible mushroom



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