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mushroom

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmʌʃruːm/
A2 a type of fungus (= organism like a plant) with a short stem and a round top, some types of which can be eaten: pasta with wild mushrooms mushroom pizza/soupBacteria, moulds, germs and virusesTypes of vegetablePlants in general
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 noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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