Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mushroom”

See all translations

mushroom

noun [C]  /ˈmʌʃ·rum, -rʊm/ us  

mushroom noun [C] (PLANT)

any one of many types of fast-growing fungus (= plants without leaves or flowers) with a round top and short stem, many of which are used as food: wild mushrooms mushroom soup a pizza with mushrooms

mushroom

verb [I]  /ˈmʌʃ·rum, -rʊm/ us  

mushroom verb [I] (GROW)

to grow quickly: If your business were to mushroom, would you be happy?
Translations of “mushroom”
in Korean 버섯…
in Arabic فُطْر…
in French champignon…
in Turkish mantar…
in Italian fungo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蘑菇, 傘菌,蕈…
in Russian гриб…
in Polish grzyb…
in Spanish seta, champiñón…
in Portuguese cogumelo…
in German der Pilz…
in Catalan xampinyó, bolet…
in Japanese マッシュルーム…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蘑菇, 伞菌,蕈…
(Definition of mushroom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mushroom?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mushroom” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More