mushroom Definition in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "mushroom" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

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 short stem, 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 grow quickly: If your business were to mushroom, would you be happy?
Translations of “mushroom”
in Arabic فُطْر…
in Korean 버섯…
in Malaysian cendawan…
in French champignon…
in Turkish mantar…
in Italian fungo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蘑菇, 傘菌,蕈…
in Russian гриб…
in Polish grzyb…
in Vietnamese nấm…
in Spanish seta, champiñón…
in Portuguese cogumelo…
in Thai เห็ด…
in German der Pilz…
in Catalan xampinyó, bolet…
in Japanese マッシュルーム…
in Indonesian jamur…
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
stretch the truth

to say something that is not completely honest in order to make someone or something seem better than it really is

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More