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mush·room

 (mŭsh′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
n.
1.
a. Any of various fungi that produce a fleshy fruiting body, especially one consisting of a stalk with an umbrella-shaped cap.
b. Any of such fungi that are edible, especially the widely cultivated species Agaricus bisporus, which includes the button, cremini, and portobello mushrooms.
c. The usually aboveground fruiting body of any of such fungi.
d. One of these fruiting bodies that produce hallucinations when ingested. Also called magic mushroom.
2. Something shaped like one of these fungi.
intr.v. mush·roomed, mush·room·ing, mush·rooms
1. To multiply, grow, or expand rapidly: The population mushroomed in the postwar decades.
2. To swell or spread out into a shape similar to a mushroom.
3. To collect wild mushrooms.
adj.
1. Relating to, consisting of, or containing mushrooms: mushroom sauce.
2. Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth or evanescence: mushroom towns.

[Alteration (influenced by room) of Middle English musheron, from Anglo-Norman moscheron, musherum, from Old French mousseron, from Medieval Latin musariō, musariōn-.]

mushroom

(ˈmʌʃruːm; -rʊm)
n
1. (Botany)
a. the fleshy spore-producing body of any of various basidiomycetous fungi, typically consisting of a cap (pileus) at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium. Some species, such as the field mushroom, are edible. Compare pileus, toadstool
b. (as modifier): mushroom soup.
2. (Botany) the fungus producing any of these structures
3.
a. something resembling a mushroom in shape or rapid growth
b. (as modifier): mushroom expansion.
vb (intr)
4. to grow rapidly: demand mushroomed overnight.
5. to assume a mushroom-like shape
6. (Agriculture) to gather mushrooms
[C15: from Old French mousseron, from Late Latin mussiriō, of obscure origin]

mush•room

(ˈmʌʃ rum, -rʊm)
n.
1. any of various fleshy fungi, including the toadstools, puffballs, coral fungi, and morels.
3. anything of similar shape or correspondingly rapid growth.
4. a large, mushroom-shaped cloud of smoke or rubble, formed in the atmosphere as a result of an explosion, esp. a nuclear explosion.
v.i.
5. to spread, grow, or develop quickly.
6. to gather mushrooms.
7. to assume the shape of a mushroom.
[1560–65; alter. (by folk etym.) of late Middle English muscheron, musseroun < Middle French mousseron « Late Latin mussiriōn-, s. of mussiriō]

mush·room

(mŭsh′ro͞om′)
Any of various fungi having a stalk topped by a fleshy, often umbrella-shaped cap. Some mushrooms are edible; others are poisonous.

mushroom

  • mushroom - Before it was a mushroom, it was called either toadstool or funge, from Latin fungus; small mushrooms are called "buttons," medium-sized ones are "cups," and the largest are "flat" or "open" mushrooms.
  • fly agaric - A mushroom with a narcotic juice that, in sufficient quantities, is poisonous.
  • pileated - Etymologically means "capped," like a mushroom, but now refers to a bird with a crest on the top of the head from the bill to the nape.
  • shiitake - Japanese for "evergreen beech, chinquapin" (shii) and "mushroom" (take).

mushroom


Past participle: mushroomed
Gerund: mushrooming

Imperative
mushroom
mushroom
Present
I mushroom
you mushroom
he/she/it mushrooms
we mushroom
you mushroom
they mushroom
Preterite
I mushroomed
you mushroomed
he/she/it mushroomed
we mushroomed
you mushroomed
they mushroomed
Present Continuous
I am mushrooming
you are mushrooming
he/she/it is mushrooming
we are mushrooming
you are mushrooming
they are mushrooming
Present Perfect
I have mushroomed
you have mushroomed
he/she/it has mushroomed
we have mushroomed
you have mushroomed
they have mushroomed
Past Continuous
I was mushrooming
you were mushrooming
he/she/it was mushrooming
we were mushrooming
you were mushrooming
they were mushrooming
Past Perfect
I had mushroomed
you had mushroomed
he/she/it had mushroomed
we had mushroomed
you had mushroomed
they had mushroomed
Future
I will mushroom
you will mushroom
he/she/it will mushroom
we will mushroom
you will mushroom
they will mushroom
Future Perfect
I will have mushroomed
you will have mushroomed
he/she/it will have mushroomed
we will have mushroomed
you will have mushroomed
they will have mushroomed
Future Continuous
I will be mushrooming
you will be mushrooming
he/she/it will be mushrooming
we will be mushrooming
you will be mushrooming
they will be mushrooming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mushrooming
you have been mushrooming
he/she/it has been mushrooming
we have been mushrooming
you have been mushrooming
they have been mushrooming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mushrooming
you will have been mushrooming
he/she/it will have been mushrooming
we will have been mushrooming
you will have been mushrooming
they will have been mushrooming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mushrooming
you had been mushrooming
he/she/it had been mushrooming
we had been mushrooming
you had been mushrooming
they had been mushrooming
Conditional
I would mushroom
you would mushroom
he/she/it would mushroom
we would mushroom
you would mushroom
they would mushroom
Past Conditional
I would have mushroomed
you would have mushroomed
he/she/it would have mushroomed
we would have mushroomed
you would have mushroomed
they would have mushroomed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mushroom - common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)mushroom - common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
toadstool - common name for an inedible or poisonous agaric (contrasting with the edible mushroom)
2.mushroom - mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
3.mushroom - any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
basidiomycete, basidiomycetous fungi - any of various fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota
morel - any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap
4.mushroom - a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)mushroom - a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)
cloud - any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
5.mushroom - fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
stuffed mushroom - mushrooms stuffed with any of numerous mixtures of e.g. meats or nuts or seafood or spinach
Verb1.mushroom - pick or gather mushrooms; "We went mushrooming in the Fall"
cull, pick, pluck - look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
2.mushroom - grow and spread fast; "The problem mushroomed"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

mushroom

verb expand, increase, spread, boom, flourish, sprout, burgeon, spring up, shoot up, proliferate, luxuriate, grow rapidly The media training industry has mushroomed over the last decade.

Mushrooms and other edible fungi

black truffle, blewit, button mushroom, cep or porcini, champignon, chanterelle, horn of plenty, meadow mushroom, morel, oyster mushroom, puffball, shaggy ink cap or lawyer's wig, shiitake mushroom, straw mushroom, white truffle, wood ear mushroom

mushroom

verb
To increase or expand suddenly, rapidly, or without control:
Translations
عُشُّ الْغُرَابِفُطْريَتَكاثَر أو يَتَّسِع بِسُرْعَه
houbarychle se rozrůstat
champignonsvamp
seen
قارچ
sienipaisuasienestää
champignonchampignonner
gljiva
gombagomba módra szaporodik
jamur
sveppurstækka ört
キノコマッシュルーム
버섯
boletusfungus
augti kaip grybams po lietausgrybas
sēnestrauji augt
hubarýchlo sa rozrásť
goba
svampsopp
เห็ด
mantarmantar gibi çoğalmak
nấm

mushroom

[ˈmʌʃrʊm]
A. N (Culin) (round-topped) → champiñón m; (flat-topped) → seta f (Bot) → seta f, hongo m, callampa f (Chile)
a great mushroom of smokeun enorme hongo de humo
to grow like mushroomscrecer como hongos
to spring up like mushrooms (fig) → surgir como hongos
B. VI [town etc] → crecer vertiginosamente
the cloud of smoke went mushrooming upuna nube de humo ascendió en forma de hongo
C. CPD [salad, omelette etc] → de champiñones
mushroom cloud Nhongo m nuclear
mushroom growth Ncrecimiento m vertiginoso
mushroom town Nciudad f que crece vertiginosamente

mushroom

[ˈmʌʃruːm]
nchampignon m
modif [soup, omelette, sauce] → aux champignons
vi (= grow) [town] → pousser comme un champignon; [population, costs] → augmenter rapidement; [company] → se développer rapidement; [number] → se multipliermushroom cloud nchampignon m atomique

mushroom

n(essbarer) Pilz; (= button mushroom)Champignon m; (= atomic mushroom)Pilz m; a great mushroom of smokeein großer Rauchpilz; to spring up or sprout like mushroomswie die Pilze aus dem Boden schießen
attr
(made of mushrooms) → Pilz-, Champignon-; mushroom soupPilz- or Champignonsuppe f; mushroom farmPilzzuchtbetrieb m; mushroom-pickerPilzsammler(in) m(f)
(= mushroom-shaped)pilzförmig
(= rapid and ephemeral) growthsprunghaft
vi
to go mushroomingin die Pilze gehen, Pilze sammeln (gehen)
(= grow rapidly)wie die Pilze aus dem Boden schießen; unemployment has mushroomeddie Arbeitslosigkeit ist explosionsartig angestiegen; to mushroom into somethingsich rasch zu etw entwickeln

mushroom

[ˈmʌʃrum]
1. n (Bot) → fungo
2. adj (soup, omelette) → ai or coi funghi; (flavour) → di funghi; (colour) → color beige rosato inv
3. vi
a. (town) → svilupparsi rapidamente; (houses) → spuntare come funghi
the cloud of smoke went mushrooming up → la nuvola di fumo si alzò prendendo la forma di un fungo
b. to go mushroomingandare per funghi, andare a cercare funghi

mushroom

(ˈmaʃrum) noun
a type of fungus, usually shaped like an umbrella, many varieties of which are edible.
verb
to grow in size very rapidly. The town has mushroomed since all the new industry was brought in.

mushroom

عُشُّ الْغُرَابِ houba champignon Pilz μανιτάρι champiñón sieni champignon gljiva fungo マッシュルーム 버섯 champignon sopp grzyb cogumelo гриб svamp เห็ด mantar nấm 蘑菇

mushroom

n. hongo, seta, champiñón;
___ poisoningenvenenamiento por ___ -s.

mushroom

n (wild) hongo, seta; poisonous — hongo venenoso, seta venenosa
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She caught endless colds sitting on damp grass to book `delicious bit', composed of a stone, a stump, one mushroom, and a broken mullein stalk, or `a heavenly mass of clouds', that looked like a choice display of featherbeds when done.
They were regular alchemists at Durham's; they advertised a mushroom-catsup, and the men who made it did not know what a mushroom looked like.
Micawber heated, and continually stirred, some mushroom ketchup in a little saucepan.
The invitation was the more acceptable because Sir Charles was no mushroom noble, and, in the schooldays which Gertrude now remembered as the happiest of her life, she had acknowledged that Jane's family and connections were more aristocratic than those of any other student then at Alton, herself excepted.
There was a large mushroom growing near her, about the same height as herself; and when she had looked under it, and on both sides of it, and behind it, it occurred to her that she might as well look and see what was on the top of it.
Ah, young sir, the Szekelys, and the Dracula as their heart's blood, their brains, and their swords, can boast a record that mushroom growths like the Hapsburgs and the Romanoffs can never reach.
You would be no longer a lost child found, but you would be looked upon as an upstart, who had sprung up like a mushroom in the night.
Under the shade of a wild rose sat the Queen and her little Maids of Honor, beside the silvery mushroom where the feast was spread.
The latter merely expresses the rage of the momentary mushroom against the immortal, entrancing, and exquisitely lovely orchid.
Instantly Sylvie seated herself upon a tiny mushroom, that happened to grow in front of a daisy, as if it were the most ordinary musical instrument in the world, and played on the petals as if they were the notes of an organ.
In the grey distance the big bandstand of a watering-place stood up like a giant mushroom with six legs.
Jackson had helped himself to a slice of the tepid filet which the mournful butler had handed him with a look as sceptical as his own, and had rejected the mushroom sauce after a scarcely perceptible sniff.