Mushroom anchor
Mushroom Mush"room, a. 1. Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities. [1913 Webster]

{Mushroom anchor}, an anchor shaped like a mushroom, capable of grasping the ground in whatever way it falls.

{Mushroom coral} (Zo["o]l.), any coral of the genus {Fungia}. See {Fungia}.

{Mushroom spawn} (Bot.), the mycelium, or primary filamentous growth, of the mushroom; also, cakes of earth and manure containing this growth, which are used for propagation of the mushroom.

{mushroom cloud}, a cloud of smoke rising and then spreading laterally to take on the shape of a mushroom -- caused by large fires or explosions, esp. nuclear explosions. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mushroom anchor — Naut. a stockless anchor having a bowlike head, used chiefly for semipermanent moorings. See illus. under anchor. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • mushroom anchor — noun an anchor used for semipermanent moorings; has a bowl shaped head that will dig in however it falls • Hypernyms: ↑anchor, ↑ground tackle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mushroom — Mush room, a. 1. Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities. [1913 Webster] {Mushroom anchor}, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mushroom cloud — Mushroom Mush room, a. 1. Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities. [1913 Webster] {Mushroom anchor} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mushroom coral — Mushroom Mush room, a. 1. Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities. [1913 Webster] {Mushroom anchor} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mushroom spawn — Mushroom Mush room, a. 1. Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities. [1913 Webster] {Mushroom anchor} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anchor — For other uses, see Anchor (disambiguation). Ploudalmézeau, anchor of Amoco Cadiz An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the vessel from drifting due to wind or… …   Wikipedia

  • Mushroom (disambiguation) — A mushroom is a type of fungus. Mushroom may also refer to: In music: Mushroom (song), a song on the 1971 album Tago Mago by the krautrock band Can Mushroom (band), a musicians collective based in the San Francisco Bay area Andrew Vowles,… …   Wikipedia

  • anchor — anchorable, adj. anchorless, adj. anchorlike, adj. /ang keuhr/, n. 1. any of various devices dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for preventing or restricting the motion of a vessel or other floating object,… …   Universalium

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