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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

popular name for any of various poisonous mushrooms.

toadstool

the common name for the fruiting bodies of certain fungi of the BASIDIOMYCOTA.

toadstool

name may derive from German todstuhl (for death seat); for poisonous toadstools see ramaria and clavaria.
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FAIRY MUSIC: A child's tale by N H Smith AT the bottom of the garden, among the bushes and shrubs, grew a big clump of toadstools.
Whether photographing a waxcap in the well-manicured grounds of a National Trust property, or the distinctive red-and-white-spotted fly agaric toadstool in the damp, leaf-littered floor of wild woodland, the size and location of fungi mean photographers can adopt a similar approach with a limited but specific choice of lenses.
The Toadstool also has locations in Keene and Milford.
To make a softer shape, stick a thin layer of fiberfill around the door and windows and over the sides of the toadstool.
In winter, air required for warming can then be pumped in from external vents situated inside the toadstools.
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.
David Jeffells of Fields in Trust, Cllr Tracy Harvey, Jill Fidan and Sarah Ross, neighbourhood manager, with the toadstool
This is the large toadstool with a red domed cap flecked with white.
The tallest clay toadstool is 45cm and is part of a set of three at pounds 20.
Christine Hale, 57, suffered multiple organ failure thought to have been caused by the death cap toadstool.
Carrying on with the toadstool theme (maybe influenced by last week's midsummer faery