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Definition 1: fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi - [noun denoting food]

(mushroom is a kind of ...) edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

(... is part of mushroom) mushrooms stuffed with any of numerous mixtures of e.g. meats or nuts or seafood or spinach

Definition 2: a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for mushroom in the sense of this definition

(mushroom is a kind of ...) any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible

Definition 3: common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool) - [noun denoting plant]

(mushroom is a kind of ...) a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside

Definition 4: mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.) - [noun denoting plant]

(mushroom is a kind of ...) a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside

Definition 5: any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium - [noun denoting plant]

(mushroom is a kind of ...) any of various fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota

(... is a kind of mushroom ) any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap

Definition 6: grow and spread fast - [verb of change]

Samples where mushroom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The problem mushroomed

(mushroom is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

Definition 7: pick or gather mushrooms - [verb of contact]

Samples where mushroom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We went mushrooming in the Fall

(mushroom is a kind of ...) look for and gather

"pick mushrooms" "pick flowers"

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