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Meaning & Definition of Mushroom in English

English

Mushroom

/məʃrum/

noun

1. Common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)

    synonym:
  • mushroom

2. Mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)

    synonym:
  • mushroom

3. Any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium

    synonym:
  • mushroom

4. A large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)

    synonym:
  • mushroom
  • ,
  • mushroom cloud
  • ,
  • mushroom-shaped cloud

5. Fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi

    synonym:
  • mushroom

verb

1. Pick or gather mushrooms

  • "We went mushrooming in the fall"
    synonym:
  • mushroom

2. Grow and spread fast

  • "The problem mushroomed"
    synonym:
  • mushroom