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Meaning of “mushroom” in the English Dictionary

"mushroom" in British English

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mushroomnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmʌʃ.ruːm/ /-rʊm/
A2 a fungus with a round ​top and ​shortstem. 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 ​recipechoose mushrooms with ​largecaps (= ​topparts). Unfortunately some ​poisonous mushrooms ​look like edible mushrooms.
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mushroomverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈmʌʃ.ruːm/ /-rʊm/
(Definition of mushroom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mushroomnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmʌʃ·rum, -rʊm/
  • mushroom noun [C] (PLANT)

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

mushroomverb [I]

 us   /ˈmʌʃ·rum, -rʊm/
  • mushroom verb [I] (GROW)

to ​growquickly: If ​yourbusiness were to mushroom, would you be ​happy?
(Definition of mushroom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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mushroomverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈmʌʃruːm/ informal
to ​increase in ​number or ​develop very quickly: Low-cost ​airlines have mushroomed in recent ​years.mushroom into sth The ​walkout mushroomed into a large-scale ​battle.mushroom from sth to sth Area ​budgets mushroomed from $3.7 ​billion in 2005 to more than $6.3 ​billion this ​fiscalyear.
(Definition of mushroom from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mushroom”
in Korean 버섯…
in Arabic فُطْر…
in Malaysian cendawan…
in French champignon…
in Russian гриб…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蘑菇, 傘菌,蕈…
in Italian fungo…
in Turkish mantar…
in Polish grzyb…
in Spanish seta, champiñón…
in Vietnamese nấm…
in Portuguese cogumelo…
in Thai เห็ด…
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…
in Indonesian jamur…
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