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mushroom

noun [C] uk   /ˈmʌʃ.ruːm/ /-rʊm/ us  
A2 a fungus with a round top and short stem. Some types of mushroom can be eaten: wild/cultivated mushrooms button (= very small) mushrooms dried/grilled/stuffed/sliced mushrooms cream of mushroom soup For this recipe choose mushrooms with large caps (= top parts). Unfortunately some poisonous mushrooms look like edible mushrooms.
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verb [I] uk   /ˈmʌʃ.ruːm/ /-rʊm/ us  
to increase very quickly: The number of computers in schools has mushroomed in recent years.
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…
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