Toadstool meaning

tōdsto͝ol
Frequency:
A fungus with an umbrella-shaped fruiting body, especially one thought to be inedible or poisonous.
noun
2
0
Any of a number of fleshy, umbrella-shaped, basidiomycetous fungi; mushroom; esp., in popular usage, any poisonous mushroom.
noun
1
0
A fungus with an umbrella-shaped fruiting body, especially one thought to be inedible or poisonous.
noun
1
0
Any inedible or poisonous mushroom, especially an agaric.
noun
1
0
Advertisement

Origin of toadstool

  • Middle English tadde (toad), from Old English tadie, of unknown origin; + Middle English stole (stool), from Old English stol, from Proto-Germanic *stolaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sta-lo-, locative of Proto-Indo-European base *sta- (to stand).

    From Wiktionary