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}, 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 — 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 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} …   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 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

  • coral — corallike, adj. /kawr euhl, kor /, n. 1. the hard, variously colored, calcareous skeleton secreted by certain marine polyps. 2. such skeletons collectively, forming reefs, islands, etc. 3. the solitary or colonial polyp that secretes this… …   Universalium

  • Coral — /kawr euhl, kor /, n. a female given name. * * * I Any of about 2,300 species of marine cnidarians in the class Anthozoa that are characterized by stonelike, horny, or leathery skeletons (external or internal). The skeletons of these animals are… …   Universalium

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  • Mushroom cloud — created by smoke billows Ascending cloud from Redoubt Vol …   Wikipedia

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