Meaning of MUSHROOM in English

■ noun

1》 a spore-producing fungal growth, often edible and typically having a domed cap with gills on the underside.

2》 a pale pinkish-brown colour.

■ verb

1》 increase or develop rapidly: environmental concern ~ed in the 1960s.

2》 form a shape resembling that of a ~.

3》 [usu. as noun ~ing ] gather ~s.


~y adjective


ME: from OFr. mousseron , from late L. mussirio(n-) .

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