mushroom


mushroom
mush|room1 [ `mʌʃ,rum ] noun count *
a FUNGUS (=type of plant) that usually has a short stem and a round top . Some mushrooms can be eaten, but many are poisonous.
a. only before noun containing or made from mushrooms:
mushroom soup/paté/risotto
=> BUTTON MUSHROOM
─ compare TOADSTOOL
mushroom
mush|room 2 [ `mʌʃ,rum ] verb intransitive
to increase or develop very quickly:
Trade between the two countries has mushroomed.

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  • mushroom — [mush′ro͞om΄, mush′room΄] n. [ME muscheron < OFr moisseron < LL mussirio (gen. mussirionis)] 1. a) any of various rapidly growing, fleshy fungi, typically having a stalk capped with an umbrellalike top; esp., a gill or pore fungus b) the… …   English World dictionary

  • mushroom — mush‧room [ˈmʌʆruːm, rʊm] verb [intransitive] to develop very quickly: • Cable has mushroomed into a giant industry. mushrooming adjective : • the mushrooming private business sector * * * mushroom UK US /ˈmʌʃruːm/ verb [I] INFORMAL …   Financial and business terms

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  • Mushroom — Mush room, n. [OE. muscheron, OF. mouscheron, F. mousseron; perhaps fr. mousse moss, of German origin. See {Moss}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) An edible fungus ({Agaricus campestris}), having a white stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish expanded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • mushroom — ► NOUN 1) a spore producing body of a fungus, typically having the form of a domed cap at the top of a stalk and often edible. 2) a pale pinkish brown colour. ► VERB ▪ increase or develop rapidly. ORIGIN Old French mousseron …   English terms dictionary

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