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}, 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]


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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 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

  • spawn brick — or spawn cake noun A consolidated cake of horse dung with mushroom spawn • • • Main Entry: ↑spawn …   Useful english dictionary

  • spawn cake — spawn brick or spawn cake noun A consolidated cake of horse dung with mushroom spawn • • • Main Entry: ↑spawn …   Useful english dictionary

  • spawn — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French espandre to spread out, shed, scatter, spawn, from Latin expandere to expand Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to deposit or fertilize spawn 2. to produce young especially in large… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • spawn — ► VERB 1) (of a fish, frog, etc.) release or deposit eggs. 2) produce or generate; give rise to. ► NOUN 1) the eggs of fish, frogs, etc. 2) the mycelium of a fungus, especially a cultivated mushroom. DERIVATIVES spawner noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Spawn (biology) — The spawn (eggs) of a clownfish. The black spots are the eyes developing. Spawn refers to the eggs and sperm released or deposited, usually into water, by aquatic animals. As a verb, spawn refers to the process of releasing the eggs and sperm,… …   Wikipedia

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