toadstool

Part of speech: noun

A poisonous mushroom.

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Usage examples "toadstool":

  1. I once thought of making up a fine old story about the toadstool, and saying I had read it in a book. - "Wanderers", Knut Hamsun.
  2. Heaven and the Czechs only know what meaning you would convey did you neglect this euphonious concatenation of consonants and simply say " rip"- probably something to cover the young person with confusion; but rightly pronounced, and with due regard to the soft but insistent sibilant, this mixture of sounds means- toadstool. - "From a Terrace in Prague", Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker.
  3. What a great toadstool! - "The Story of Antony Grace", George Manville Fenn.