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mushroom

 [mush´ro̳m]
the fruiting body of any of a variety of fleshy fungi of the order Agaricales, especially one that is edible. Poisonous species are popularly called toadstools.
mushroom poisoning poisoning resulting from ingestion of mushrooms; potentially deadly mushrooms include Amanita phalloides, A. verna, A. virosa, and certain other species that contain neurotoxins. Rapid identification of mushroom poisoning and treatment is critical. According to the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition of the Food and Drug Administration, persons who have ingested poisonous mushrooms and are treated immediately have a mortality rate of 10 per cent, whereas those who are treated 60 or more hours later have a 60 to 90 per cent mortality rate.

toadstool

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

toadstool

the common name for the fruiting bodies of certain fungi of the BASIDIOMYCOTA.
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Laura added: "Support from our local schools is absolutely vital in allowing us to continue to provide the level of care and support we do on a daily basis, and the woodland walk toadstools are a fun ,new way for schools, or any community group, to get involved and make a real, tangible, difference to people in the community."
In her description of Toadstool, Shea wrote that a visitor could "lose yourself in the dazzling used section, recover while scanning the new titles, reflect over slices of the cafe's heavenly pies."
Trace window and door patterns onto your toadstool using the pictures as a guide.
A month later, 241 Marines and their four-story building disappeared beneath the towering toadstool. Their average age was 19.
When they got to the big clump of toadstools Isobel said: "That's the one," pointing to a large toadstool.
Thanks to ducting routed out through a funnel, the toadstools are also connected to the cafe.
Toadstool Bookshops (besides Milford, there are Toadstools in Keene and Peterborough), for example, offers a 30 percent discount on current best sellers and big-name authors, and 20 percent off select paperbacks and "Book Sense" selections.
Meanwhile, scientists deep in the African jungle are baffled after discovering an enormous three-foot toadstool.
On July 11, representatives from Fields in Trust, Asda, and Middlesbrough Council, celebrated the new piece of equipment - a toadstool seat for children.
Scientists have found a fatal toadstool that could eliminate the swarms of midges that plague tourists visiting Kielder, in Northumberland.
ALTHOUGH more and more people are growing their own produce and picking wild berries and fruits, sensibly, most people would run a mile from picking, cooking and eating a mushroom or toadstool found in the wild.