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Noun: mushroom  'músh,room or 'músh,rûm or músh-rum
  1. Fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi
     
  2. Common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
     
  3. Mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)
     
  4. Any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
     
  5. A large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)
    - mushroom cloud, mushroom-shaped cloud
Verb: mushroom  'músh,room or 'músh,rûm or músh-rum
  1. Pick or gather mushrooms
    "We went mushrooming in the Fall"
     
  2. Grow and spread fast
    "The problem mushroomed"

Derived forms: mushrooms, mushrooming, mushroomed

Type of: agaric, basidiomycete, basidiomycetous fungi, cloud, cull, grow, pick, pluck, veg, vegetable, veggie

Antonym: toadstool

Part of: stuffed mushroom

Encyclopedia: Mushroom