- (British, America) IPA: /ˈmʌʃˌɹuːm/, /ˈmʌʃˌɹʊm/
mushroom (plural mushrooms)
- Any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood).
- Synonyms: mushrump, shroom
- Some mushrooms are edible and taste good, while others are poisonous and taste foul.
- A fungus producing such fruiting bodies.
- Champignon or Agaricus bisporus, the mushroom species most commonly used in cooking.
- Any of the mushroom-shaped pegs in bar billiards.
- (architecture) A concrete column with a thickened portion at the top, used to support a slab.
- (obsolete, figurative) One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart.
- (figurative) Something that grows very quickly or seems to appear suddenly.
- French: champignon
- German: Pilz, (Bavaria) Schwamm
- Italian: fungo
- Portuguese: cogumelo
- Russian: гриб
- Spanish: hongo, seta
mushroom (not comparable)
- Having characteristics like those of a mushroom, for example in shape or appearance, speed of growth, or texture.
- mushroom cloud
- Portuguese: (em forma) de cogumelo
- Russian: грибови́дный
mushroom (mushrooms, present participle mushrooming; past and past participle mushroomed)
- (intransitive) To grow quickly to a large size.
- The town’s population mushroomed from 10,000 to 110,000 in five years.
- To gather mushrooms.
- We used to go mushrooming in the forest every weekend.
- (ballistics, of a bullet) To form the shape of a mushroom when striking a soft target.
- French: champignonner
- German: Pilze ernten, Pilze sammeln
- Portuguese: colher cogumelos