Toadstool Definition

tōdsto͝ol
toadstools
noun
toadstools
Any of a number of fleshy, umbrella-shaped, basidiomycetous fungi; mushroom; esp., in popular usage, any poisonous mushroom.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • poisonous mushroom
  • toad's-meat
  • frog's-stool
  • fairies'-table
  • sporophore
  • basidiomycetous fungus
  • fungous growth
  • fungus
Antonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Toadstool

Noun

Singular:
toadstool
Plural:
toadstools

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

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