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Definitions for mushroom
ˈmʌʃ rum, -rʊmmush·room
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common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)
any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
mushroom, mushroom cloud, mushroom-shaped cloudnoun
a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)
fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi
pick or gather mushrooms
"We went mushrooming in the Fall"
grow and spread fast
"The problem mushroomed"
(Bot.) (a) An edible fungus (Agaricus campestris), having a white stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish expanded portion called the pileus. This is whitish and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on the under side radiating gills which are at first flesh-colored, but gradually become brown. The plant grows in rich pastures and is proverbial for rapidity of growth and shortness of duration. It has a pleasant smell, and is largely used as food. It is also cultivated from spawn. (b) Any large fungus developing a visible fruiting body with a stem and cap, usu. of the basidiomycetes; especially one of the genus Agaricus; a toadstool. Several species are edible; but many are very poisonous. The term mushroom is used most often for edible varieties, the poisonous ones being termed toadstools or other names. But this distinction is often ignored.
to grow or expand rapidly.
to grow so much and so rapidly as to change qualitatively; used with into; as, a minor border skirmish mushroomed into a full-blown war.
Any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood).
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.
To grow quickly to a large size.
The town's population mushroomed from 10,000 to 110,000 in five years.
To gather mushrooms.
(Of a bullet) To form the shape of a mushroom when a bullet impacts a soft target.
Containing or being made of mushrooms.
Resembling a mushroom by shape or appearance.
Etymology: musheron, musseron, from mousseron, from mussiriōnem, musariōnem, accusative of mussirio, musario, from Old French mousse (—first applied to a type of fungus which grows in moss), of origin, from Low * or mosa "moss", both from musan, from meus-. Akin to mos, Old High German mios,
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
1.Mushrooms are by curious naturalists esteemed perfect plants, though their flowers and seeds have not as yet been discovered: the true champignon or mushroom appears at first of a roundish form like a button, the upper part of which, as also the stalk, is very white, but being opened, the under part is of a livid flesh colour, but the fleshy part, when broken, is very white; when they are suffered to remain undisturbed, they will grow to a large size, and explicate themselves almost to a flatness, and the red part underneath will change to a dark colour: in order to cultivate them, open the ground about the roots of the mushrooms, where you will find the earth very often full of small white knobs, which are the off-sets or young mushrooms; these should be carefully gathered, preserving them in lumps with the earth about them, and planted in hot beds. Philip Miller
Etymology: mouscheron, French.
Mushrooms come up in a night, and yet they are unsown; and therefore such as are upstarts in state, they call in reproach mushrooms. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, the humble mushroom scarcely known,
The lowly native of a country town. Dryden.
an edible fungus (Agaricus campestris), having a white stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish expanded portion called the pileus. This is whitish and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on the under side radiating gills which are at first flesh-colored, but gradually become brown. The plant grows in rich pastures and is proverbial for rapidity of growth and shortness of duration. It has a pleasant smell, and is largely used as food. It is also cultivated from spawn
any large fungus, especially one of the genus Agaricus; a toadstool. Several species are edible; but many are very poisonous
one who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart
of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup
resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities
Etymology: [OE. muscheron, OF. mouscheron, F. mousseron; perhaps fr. mousse moss, of German origin. See Moss.]
A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name "mushroom" is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus; hence the word "mushroom" is most often applied to those fungi that have a stem, a cap, and gills or pores on the underside of the cap. "Mushroom" describes a variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems, and the term is used even more generally, to describe both the fleshy fruiting bodies of some Ascomycota and the woody or leathery fruiting bodies of some Basidiomycota, depending upon the context of the word. Forms deviating from the standard morphology usually have more specific names, such as "puffball", "stinkhorn", and "morel", and gilled mushrooms themselves are often called "agarics" in reference to their similarity to Agaricus or their place Agaricales. By extension, the term "mushroom" can also designate the entire fungus when in culture; the thallus of species forming the fruiting bodies called mushrooms; or the species itself.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mush′rōōm, n. the common name of certain fungi, esp. such as are edible: (fig.) one who rises suddenly from a low condition: an upstart.—n. Mush′room-spawn, the substance in which the reproductive mycelium of the mushroom is embodied. [O. Fr. mousseron, through mousse, moss—Old High Ger. mos (Ger. moos, moss).]
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The numerical value of mushroom in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of mushroom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of mushroom in a Sentence
The push by consumers to eat healthier by pivoting to plant-based foods is a big part of mushroom's popularity.
i run from my dreams, romantic they are not. rather full of scream scenes, empty death masks, mutilated corpses, the walking dead, society in a mushroom. i run from my dreams and wake to pain without a god and without excuse – I will myself to move knowing i’m one step closer to death.
We met after a bad mushroom trip, she asked for help and her therapist and another person had both said to call Mike Bayer. That was the beginning of our journey, from her history, struggling with addictions, cutting, eating disorder, and then now, getting to the other side of it where it’s about empowerment, advocacy, how to change the world.
Using less meat is what I encourage, even if you add a little bit of chopped mushroom to a ground beef patty mixture, that can help to reduce the meat you consume.
People at a distance saw the mushroom cloud and heard a thunderous roar. But I did not see the cloud because I was in it.
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- فطر, عِش الغُرابArabic
- гъ́ба, печу́ркаBulgarian
- ཤ་མོTibetan Standard
- bolet, fongCatalan, Valencian
- жӏаьлин нускалChechen
- houba, hřibCzech
- Pilz, wuchern, Pilze sammeln, Pilze erntenGerman
- ĉampinjono, ŝampinjonoEsperanto
- hongo, setaSpanish
- sieni, itiöemä, sienimäinen, sienestää, paisua, sieni-Finnish
- champignon, champignonnerFrench
- beacán, muisiriúnIrish
- खुंभी, कुकुरमुत्ता, मHindi
- キノコ, 茸, きのこJapanese
- саңырауқұлақ, қозықұйрықKazakh
- pupikKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- козу карынKyrgyz
- fungus, boletusLatin
- ເຫັດ, ກະດ້າງLao
- whareatua, haroreMāori
- печурка, печуркари, печуркастMacedonian
- zwam, paddenstoelDutch
- ábishjaaʼNavajo, Navaho
- wazhashkwedoons, wazhashkwedoOjibwe, Ojibwa
- зокъоOssetian, Ossetic
- غومبه, مرخېړیPashto, Pushto
- fungo, cogumelo, explodir, ([[em]] [[forma]]) [[de]] [[cogumelo]], estourar, [[colher]] [[cogumelos]]Portuguese
- гриб, грибни́ца, грибови́дныйRussian
- pečurka, печурка, гљива, gljivaSerbo-Croatian
- ක්ෂණිකSinhala, Sinhalese
- huba, hríbSlovak
- gliva, gobaSlovene
- svamp, sopp, plocka svamp, exploderaSwedish
- kuvu, uyogaSwahili
- занбӯруғ, қорчTajik
- ککرمتا, کھمبیUrdu
- zamburugʻ, qoʻziqorinUzbek
- garid, funigVolapük
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