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Mushrooms.

English

Etymology

Altered form of the Middle English musheron, musseron, from Old French mousseron, from Late Latin musario.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mushroom

Plural
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  1. Any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood).
    Some mushrooms are edible and taste good, while others are poisonous and taste foul.
  2. A fungus producing such fruiting bodies.

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Adjective

mushroom (not comparable)

Positive
mushroom

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Containing or being made of mushrooms.
    mushroom soup
  2. Resembling a mushroom by shape or appearance.
    mushroom cloud

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Verb

Infinitive
to mushroom

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to mushroom (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To grow quickly to a large size.
    The town’s poplulation mushroomed from 10,000 to 110,000 in five years.
  2. To gather mushrooms.

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