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mushroom cloudnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈmʌʃ.ruːm ˌklaʊd/  us   /ˈmʌʃ.ruːm ˌklaʊd/
a very ​largecloud of ​dust that ​rises into the ​air in the ​shape of a ​largemushroom, ​especially after a ​nuclearexplosion: The ​mushroomcloud over Hiroshima is a ​horrificimage of ​war.
(Definition of mushroom cloud from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mushroom cloud”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指核爆炸后形成的)蘑菇云…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指核爆炸後形成的)蘑菇雲…
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