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mushroom

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmʌʃ.ruːm/ /-rʊm/
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   us   /ˈmʌʃ.ruːm/ /-rʊm/
to increase very quickly: The number of computers in schools has mushroomed in recent years.
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…
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