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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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Set pieces are designed large in order to make the cast appear small, and will include beautiful flowers & toadstools made of painted sheet metal.
One thing that she really wanted was the table with toadstools.
When they got to the big clump of toadstools Isobel said: "That's the one," pointing to a large toadstool.
The average family picking a kilo or two of toadstools is not going to harm the local ecosystem.
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Mike said there are about 4,000 different species of mushrooms and toadstools of which about 30 are lethal and at least another 30 edible and good to eat.
Gnomes are traditionally associated with toadstools, but a fiver says the ones belonging to Big Mags are sitting on magic mushrooms.
Fairy Clubs, Waxcaps, Pinkgills and Earthtongues are among the mushrooms and toadstools that make Eithinog one of the most important locations for such red-list fungi in Britain.
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.
MUSHROOMS and toadstools galore are sprouting forth in the depths of Guisborough Forest
Instead, we encounter a luminous blur of colorful, double-exposed images of botanical matter that slowly dissolve into one another, toadstools metamorphosing into shimmering petals of exotic flowers.
Alan Muskat has persuaded thousands to sample rather than trample the toadstools.