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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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)

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  1. mushroom cloudnoun

    A large, mushroom-shaped cloud of smoke, flame and debris that rises into the sky as a result of a large explosion, especially after a nuclear explosion.

Freebase

  1. Mushroom cloud

    A mushroom cloud is a distinctive pyrocumulus mushroom-shaped cloud of condensed water vapor or debris resulting from a very large explosion. They are most commonly associated with nuclear explosions, but any sufficiently large blast will produce the same sort of effect. They can be caused by powerful conventional weapons, like vacuum bombs, including the ATBIP and GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. Volcanic eruptions and impact events can produce natural mushroom clouds. Mushroom clouds form as a result of the sudden formation of a large mass of hot, low-density gases near the ground creating a Rayleigh–Taylor instability. The mass of gas rises rapidly, resulting in turbulent vortices curling downward around its edges, forming a vortex ring and drawing up a column of additional smoke and debris in the center to form the "mushroom stem". The mass of gas eventually reaches an altitude where it is no longer of lower density than the surrounding air and disperses, the debris drawn upward from the ground scattering and drifting back down.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mushroom cloud in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mushroom cloud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of mushroom cloud in a Sentence

  1. Fiona Carter:

    We turned around to see a mushroom cloud coming from Stromboli. Everyone was in shock. Then red hot lava started running down the mountain towards the little village of Ginostra, the cloud got bigger, white and gray. It enveloped Ginostra and now the cloud has covered Stromboli entirely. Several boats set off for Stromboli.

  2. Aaron Cassell:

    I just saw a black mushroom cloud go up, typically you dont see a mushroom cloud in the desert.

  3. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    Iran has killed hundreds of American soldiers and has the blood of thousands of Christians, Jews, and Muslims on its hands. It shouldn't take a mushroom cloud for the American people to wake-up!

  4. Setsuko Thurlow:

    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.

  5. Aaron Cassell:

    Typically you dont see a mushroom cloud in the desert.

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