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Meaning of MUSHROOM

Pronunciation:  'mushroom

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi
  2. [n]  a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)
  3. [n]  any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
  4. [n]  common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
  5. [v]  grow and spread fast; "The problem mushroomed"
  6. [v]  pick or gather mushrooms; "We went mushrooming in the Fall"

MUSHROOM is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: mushroom cloud, mushroom-shaped cloud
 Antonyms: toadstool
 See Also: agaric, basidiomycete, basidiomycetous fungi, cloud, cull, grow, morel, pick, pluck, stuffed mushroom, vegetable, veggie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mush"room\, n. [OE. muscheron, OF. mouscheron, F.
    mousseron; perhaps fr. mousse moss, of German origin. See
    1. (Bot.)
       (a) An edible fungus ({Agaricus campestris}), having a
           white stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish
           expanded portion called the pileus. This is whitish
           and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on the
           under side radiating gills which are at first
           flesh-colored, but gradually become brown. The plant
           grows in rich pastures and is proverbial for rapidity
           of growth and shortness of duration. It has a pleasant
           smell, and is largely used as food. It is also
           cultivated from spawn.
       (b) Any large fungus, especially one of the genus
           {Agaricus}; a toadstool. Several species are edible;
           but many are very poisonous.
    2. One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an
       upstart. --Bacon.
  2. \Mush"room\, a.
    1. Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup.
    2. Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness
       of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities.
    {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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing mushrooms in your dream means unhealthy pleasures and unwise haste in amassing wealth, for it may disappear in lawsuits and vain pleasures. Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating mushrooms indicates that you will be humiliated and disgraced by love. You will have many uphill battles and challenging situations and relationships.
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