Mushroom

Definition of Mushroom

Mush´room
n.1.(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.
2.One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart.
a.1.Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup.
2.Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities.
Mushroom anchor
an anchor shaped like a mushroom, capable of grasping the ground in whatever way it falls.
Mushroom coral
(Zool.) any coral of the genus Fungia. See Fungia.
Mushroom spawn
(Bot.) the mycelium, or primary filamentous growth, of the mushroom; also, cakes of earth and manure containing this growth, which are used for propagation of the mushroom.
mushroom cloud
a cloud of smoke rising and then spreading laterally to take on the shape of a mushroom - caused by large fires or explosions, esp. nuclear explosions.
v. i.1.to grow or expand rapidly.
2.to grow so much and so rapidly as to change qualitatively; used with into; as, a minor border skirmish mushroomed into a full-blown war.

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