mushroom
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈmʌʃˌɹuːm/, /ˈmʌʃˌɹʊm/
Noun

mushroom (plural mushrooms)

  1. 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.
  2. A fungus producing such fruiting bodies.
  3. Champignon or Agaricus bisporus, the mushroom species most commonly used in cooking.
  4. Any of the mushroom-shaped pegs in bar billiards.
  5. (architecture) A concrete column with a thickened portion at the top, used to support a slab.
  6. (obsolete, figurative) One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart.
  7. (figurative) Something that grows very quickly or seems to appear suddenly.
Translations Translations Adjective

mushroom (not comparable)

  1. Having characteristics like those of a mushroom, for example in shape or appearance, speed of growth, or texture.
    mushroom cloud
Translations
  • Portuguese: (em forma) de cogumelo
  • Russian: грибови́дный
Verb

mushroom (mushrooms, present participle mushrooming; past and past participle mushroomed)

  1. (intransitive) To grow quickly to a large size.
    The town’s population mushroomed from 10,000 to 110,000 in five years.
  2. To gather mushrooms.
    We used to go mushrooming in the forest every weekend.
  3. (ballistics, of a bullet) To form the shape of a mushroom when striking a soft target.
Translations Translations
  • French: champignonner
  • German: Pilze ernten, Pilze sammeln
  • Portuguese: colher cogumelos



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