toadstool
[ toad-​stool ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
14th century; English; late 14th century, a fanciful name from Middle English based on the word tadde "toad"
Synonyms
noun
mushroom fungi fungus
Antonyms
noun
unavailable
Definition
nouna kind of fungus similar to a mushroom, consisting of a round cap on a short stem, and that is often poisonous
Examples
nounA) Her mom flicked the bright-colored toadstool out of her hands, suspecting that it was poisonous. B) He kicked the toadstools sprouting up in the grass, watching as their caps flew across the field and broke apart.
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