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]

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  • 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

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