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toadstool

[tohd-stool] /ˈtoʊdˌstul/
noun
1.
any of various mushrooms having a stalk with an umbrellalike cap, especially 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.
Origin of toadstool
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English tadstol. See toad, stool
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British Dictionary definitions for toadstool

toadstool

/ˈtəʊdˌstuːl/
noun
1.
(not in technical use) any basidiomycetous fungus with a capped spore-producing body that is not edible Compare mushroom (sense 1a)
Word Origin
C14: from toad + stool
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Word Origin and History for toadstool
n.

late 14c., apparently just what it looks like: a fanciful name from Middle English tadde "toad" (see toad) + stole "stool" (see stool). Toads themselves were regarded as highly poisonous, and this word is popularly restricted to inedible or poisonous fungi, as opposed to mushrooms (e.g. toad-cheese, a poisonous fungi).

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