Meaning of toadstool

toad•stool

Pronunciation: (tōd'stl"), [key]
— 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.
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