mushroom

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 Mushroom — Chanson par Can extrait de l’album Tago Mago Pays  Allemagne Sortie 1971 …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 Mushroom TV — Limited is an English television company and owner of several satellite television music channels. Mushroom operates Channel AKA, Starz TV and Greatest Hits TV. The company was launched in 2000 and, according to their website, are fully committed …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 mushroom — mush room, v. i. 1. to grow or expand rapidly. [PJC] 2. to grow so much and so rapidly as to change qualitatively; used with into; as, a minor border skirmish mushroomed into a full blown war. [PJC] …

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  • 8 mushroom — index proliferate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 mushroom — [v] sprout; grow quickly augment, blow up, boom, burgeon, burst, detonate, expand, explode, flourish, go off, grow, grow rapidly, increase, luxuriate, proliferate, shoot up, spread, spring up; concepts 179,704 Ant. shrink, shrivel …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 Mushroom — The mushroom Amanita muscaria, commonly known as fly agaric A mushroom is the fleshy, spore bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name mushroom is the cultivated… …

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  • 12 mushroom — mushroomlike, adj. mushroomy, adj. /mush roohm, room/, n. 1. any of various fleshy fungi including the toadstools, puffballs, coral fungi, morels, etc. 2. any of several edible species, esp. of the family Agaricaceae, as Agaricus campestris… …

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  • 13 mushroom — 1. noun the mushrooms thrive in this warm wet weather Syn: fungus, button mushroom, cep, chanterelle, cremini, enoki, field mushroom, honey mushroom, horse mushroom, matsutake, morel, oyster mushroom, pine mushroom, porcini, portobello, shiitake …

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  • 14 mushroom — I UK [ˈmʌʃruːm] / US [ˈmʌʃˌrum] noun [countable] Word forms mushroom : singular mushroom plural mushrooms * a) a fungus (= type of plant) that usually has a short stem and a round top. Some mushrooms can be eaten, but many are poisonous. b) [only …

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  • 15 mushroom — n. & v. n. 1 the usu. edible spore producing body of various fungi, esp. Agaricus campestris, with a stem and domed cap, proverbial for its rapid growth. 2 the pinkish brown colour of this. 3 any item resembling a mushroom in shape (darning… …

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  • 16 mushroom — {{11}}mushroom (n.) mid 15c., muscheron, musseroun (attested 1327 as a surname, John Mussheron), from Anglo Fr. musherun, O.Fr. meisseron (11c., Mod.Fr. mousseron), perhaps from L.L. mussirionem (nom. mussirio), though this might as well be… …

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  • 17 mushroom — I n. 1) to pick mushrooms 2) an edible mushroom II v. (D; intr.) to mushroom from; into, to * * * [ mʌʃru(ː)m] to (D; intr.) to mushroom from: into an edible mushroom to pick mushrooms …

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  • 18 mushroom — /ˈmʌʃrum / (say mushroohm) noun 1. any of various fleshy fungi including the toadstools, puffballs, coral fungi, morels, etc. 2. any of certain edible species belonging to the family Agaricaceae, usually of umbrella shape. Compare toadstool. 3.… …

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  • 19 mushroom — 1. noun /ˈmʌʃˌruːm/ a) Any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood). Some mushrooms are edible and taste good, while others are poisonous and taste foul. b) A… …

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  • 20 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… …

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