• WordNet 3.6
    • v mushroom grow and spread fast "The problem mushroomed"
    • v mushroom pick or gather mushrooms "We went mushrooming in the Fall"
    • n mushroom fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi
    • n mushroom a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)
    • n mushroom any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
    • n mushroom mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)
    • n mushroom common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Monosodium glutamate can be found in mushrooms thanx liz chell, tomatoes and meat. MSG is safe to consume, and is essentially made of only water, sodium and glutamate. It contains only 1/3 the amount of sodium found in table salt, and can reduce salt intake in recipes.
    • Mushroom (Bot) An edible fungus (Agaricus campestris), having a white stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish expanded portion called the pileus. This is whitish and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on the under side radiating gills which are at first flesh-colored, but gradually become brown. The plant grows in rich pastures and is proverbial for rapidity of growth and shortness of duration. It has a pleasant smell, and is largely used as food. It is also cultivated from spawn.
    • Mushroom (Bot) Any large fungus developing a visible fruiting body with a stem and cap, usu. of the basidiomycetes;
    • Mushroom Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup.
    • Mushroom One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart.
    • Mushroom Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mushrooms have no chlorophyll so they don't need sunshine to grow and thrive. Some of the earliest commercial mushroom farms were set up in caves in France during the reign of King Louis XIV (1638-1715).
    • n mushroom A cryptogamic plant of the class Fungi: applied in a general sense to almost any of the larger, conspicuous fungi, such as toadstools, puffballs, Hydnei, etc., but more particularly to the agaricoid fungi and especially to the edible forms. The species most usually cultivated is the Agaricus campestris, edible agaric or mushroom. Mushrooms are found in all parts of the world, and are usually of very rapid growth. In some localities they form a staple article of food. In Tierra del Fuego the natives live largely upon Cytharia Darwinii, and in Australia many species of Boletus are used as food by the natives. Many mushrooms are poisonous, and the selection of those suitable for cooking should be intrusted to competent judges. See cut under Agaricus.
    • n mushroom An upstart; one who rises rapidly from a low condition in life.
    • n mushroom A small mushroom-shaped protuberance that sometimes forms on the end of the negative carbon in arc-lamps.
    • mushroom Of or pertaining to mushrooms; made of mushrooms: as, mushroom sauce.
    • mushroom Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and in unsubstantiality; ephemeral; upstart: as, mushroom aristocracy.
    • mushroom To elevate suddenly in position or rank.
    • mushroom Having the form or shape of a mushroom or toadstool; formed like the segment of a sphere; said of valves, anchors, etc.
    • mushroom To spread out at the top in a form resembling that of a mushroom; curve over at the top; curve down from the top like a mushroom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest living organism ever found is a honey mushroom, Armillaria ostoyae. It covers 3.4 square miles of land in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, and it's still growing.
    • n Mushroom mush′rōōm the common name of certain fungi, esp. such as are edible:
    • n Mushroom mush′rōōm (fig.) one who rises suddenly from a low condition: an upstart
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  • Shirley Conran
    Shirley Conran
    “Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.”
  • Katherine Mansfield
    “If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Love is like a poisonous mushroom -- you don't know if it is the real thing until it is too late”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. muscheron, OF. mouscheron, F. mousseron,; perhaps fr. mousse, moss, of German origin. See Moss
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mousseron, through mousse, moss—Old High Ger. mos (Ger. moos, moss).


In literature:

Nothing but famine and famine prices, the people living on mushrooms and leaves.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
The people pick up many mushrooms and manendinga roots, like turnips.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
Use three-quarters pound of mushrooms.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
It would need more careful observation to note all the likely spots for mushrooms.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The mushrooms and question furnished a diversion which was needed.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
Cut rounds out of the toast the same size as the mushrooms, butter them and place a mushroom on each.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
Besides these mushrooms there is another Tricholoma, T. tigrinus, the Tiger mushroom, which sometimes appears in circles.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Add a pound of fresh mushrooms chopped fine and simmer until the mushrooms are cooked.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
The sunny clearing back of Petersen's woods will be full of mushrooms as the days deepen.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
And I've discovered such heaps and heaps of mushrooms over at the old Titchborne Ranch.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer

In poetry:

Shyly the silver-hatted mushrooms make
Soft entrance through,
And undelivered lovers, half awake,
Hear noises in the dew
"May" by John Shaw Neilson
No birds in sight. The forest withers slowly,
Resigned to utter emptiness and chill.
No mushrooms, but there comes from out a gully
Of mushroom damp the strong and tangy smell.
""No birds in sight, The forest withers slowly"" by Ivan Bunin
Ringed mushrooms told of them, and in their throats,
Old wives that gathered herbs and knew too much.
The pensioned forester beside his crutch,
Struck showers from embers at those bodeful notes.
"Forest History" by George Meredith
And even so, he's stale, he's been there too long.
Touch him, and you'll find he's all gone inside
just like an old mushroom, all wormy inside, and hollow
under a smooth skin and an upright appearance.
"How Beastly The Bourgeois Is" by D H Lawrence
"Ben's not a reel bad lot at heart,
But ignorant an' dull of sight,
An' crazed by these new creeds that start
An' grow like mushrooms, overnight;
An' this strange greed that's spread the more
Since the great sacrifice of war.
"Old Bob Blair" by C J Dennis
Often, in some steep ancestral book,
when I find myself entangled with leopard-apples
and torched-skin mushrooms,
my cypressean skein outreaches the recorded age
and I, as though tipping a pitcher of milk,
pour secrecy upon the dying page.
"I Held A Shelley Manuscript" by Gregory Corso

In news:

Mushroom and tomato thyme stew with polenta gnocchi .
Goblin 's classic bisque is created with wild mushrooms, leeks and fresh tomato.
As you probably know, pinot noir and mushrooms are one of God's own pairings.
Spinach, Mushroom, Tomato and Gorgonzola Pizza.
In this image taken on August 27, 2012, a recipe for Mushroom Farro Risotto is shown in Concord, N.H.
Time magazine reported that in 2005, Campbell's estimated it sold $20 million worth of cream of mushroom soup just to people making green-bean casserole for Thanksgiving.
Green bean and mushroom casserole.
Green bean casserole that doesn't use a can of mushroom soup and tastes just as delicious.
Savory Green Bean , Mushroom & Georgia Pecan Casserole.
Allison Carey, The Plain Dealer At the hands of Grotto chef Fabio Salerno, delectable bruschetta are topped with mushroom duxelles, scallops, fried leeks and a splash of truffle oil.
Rochester man accused of selling pot and hallucinogenic mushrooms out of an ice cream truck.
Grays Harbor man sentenced for selling hallucinogenic mushrooms US District Court.
The ban on fresh, unprocessed mushrooms in the Netherlands will be enforced by targeting the sellers, the Dutch justice minister says.
When I was in elementary school, holiday time meant visiting my grandparents and doing the Mushroom Puzzle.
While roaming his walnut grove in Kipling recently, Hugh Ramage spotted this massive mushroom.

In science:

South of the “stem of the radio mushroom” where the 0.5 keV horseshoe is observed.
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
Except for a small knot of Hα+[N ii] emission in the “cap of the mushroom” (see Gavazzi et al. 2000), the Eastern radio arm is devoid of observable Hα filaments.
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
The vertical dotted lines denote the radii of the outer edge of the ridge of multiphase gas North of the jet, the end of the Southeastern horseshoe, and the radius of the shock at ∼ 160(cid:48)(cid:48) which corresponds to the inner edge of the “cap of the mushroom” of the Eastern arm.
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
The large scale, low radio frequency structure of this source is actually reminiscent of a “mushroom cloud” and could arise for essentially the same reason [Kaiser].
Particles and Fields in Radio Galaxies: A Summary
Along their way they separate from the BL and progress vertically near the wall, developing their famous mushroom top (Puthenveettil and Arakeri (2005), Xi et al.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection