toadstool


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toad·stool

 (tōd′sto͞ol′)
n.
A fungus with an umbrella-shaped fruiting body, especially one thought to be inedible or poisonous.

toadstool

(ˈtəʊdˌstuːl)
n
(Plants) (not in technical use) any basidiomycetous fungus with a capped spore-producing body that is not edible. Compare mushroom1a
[C14: from toad + stool]

toad•stool

(ˈtoʊdˌstul)

n.
1. any of various mushrooms having a stalk with an umbrellalike cap, esp. 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.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toadstool - common name for an inedible or poisonous agaric (contrasting with the edible mushroom)toadstool - common name for an inedible or poisonous agaric (contrasting with the edible mushroom)
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
mushroom - common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
Translations
خُبْزُ الغُرَابنَوع من الفِطْرِيّات السامَّه
prašivka
paddehat
myrkkysieni
gljiva s klobukom
mérges gomba
hattsveppur
毒キノコ
독버섯
jedovatá huba
giftsvamp
เห็ดมีพิษชนิดหนึ่ง
mantarzehirli mantar
nấm dù

toadstool

[ˈtəʊdstuːl] Nhongo m venenoso

toadstool

[ˈtəʊdstuːl] nchampignon m (vénéneux)

toadstool

n(nicht essbarer) Pilz; poisonous toadstoolGiftpilz m

toadstool

[ˈtəʊdˌstuːl] nfungo velenoso

toad

(təud) noun
a kind of reptile, like a large frog.
ˈtoadstool noun
any of several kinds of mushroom-like fungi, often poisonous.

toadstool

خُبْزُ الغُرَاب prašivka paddehat Giftpilz αγαρικό hongo myrkkysieni champignon vénéneux gljiva s klobukom fungo velonoso 毒キノコ 독버섯 paddenstoel nattsopp muchomor cogumelo venenoso поганка giftsvamp เห็ดมีพิษชนิดหนึ่ง mantar nấm dù 毒蘑菇

toadstool

n. seta venenosa; hongo venenoso.
References in classic literature ?
If you can imagine a toadstool in joints, an interminable string of toadstools, budding and sprouting in endless convolutions--why, that is something like it.
One of their most eloquent orators (and a valiant warrior enough, besides, though hardly so good at any other weapon as he was with his tongue) climbed upon a toadstool, and, from that elevated position, addressed the multitude.
It chanced to be the very identical Pygmy who had spoken from the top of the toadstool, and had offered himself as a champion to meet Hercules in single combat.
It looked like the pitted head, of a decaying toadstool.
When the dwarf saw that he screamed out: 'Is that civil, you toadstool, to disfigure a man's face?
A band of workmen, who were sawing down a toadstool, rushed away, leaving their tools behind them.
But it were folly to lay any stress on stories of this kind, which are sure to spring up around such an event as that now related, and which, as in the present case, sometimes prolong themselves for ages afterwards, like the toadstools that indicate where the fallen and buried trunk of a tree has long since mouldered into the earth.
Some gamesome wights will tell you that they have to plant weeds there, they don't grow naturally; that they import Canada thistles; that they have to send beyond seas for a spile to stop a leak in an oil cask; that pieces of wood in Nantucket are carried about like bits of the true cross in Rome; that people there plant toadstools before their houses, to get under the shade in summer time; that one blade of grass makes an oasis, three blades in a day's walk a prairie; that they wear quicksand shoes, something like Laplander snowshoes; that they are so shut up, belted about, every way inclosed, surrounded, and made an utter island of by the ocean, that to their very chairs and tables small clams will sometimes be found adhering, as to the backs of sea turtles.
Ten thousand toadstools, with the right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose.
Baldwin's, concerning upstarts: We don't care to eat toadstools that think they are truffles.
There was the spot where the Indian pipes grew; the particular bit of marshy ground where the fringed gentians used to be largest and bluest; the rock maple where she found the oriole's nest; the hedge where the field mice lived; the moss-covered stump where the white toadstools were wont to spring up as if by magic; the hole at the root of the old pine where an ancient and honorable toad made his home; these were the landmarks of her childhood, and she looked at them as across an immeasurable distance.
It stuck to the premises of Gruff and Tackleton, like a barnacle to a ship's keel, or a snail to a door, or a little bunch of toadstools to the stem of a tree.