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English noun: mushroom

1. mushroom (plant) common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)


Broader (hypernym)agaric


Antonymstoadstool

2. mushroom (plant) mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)


Broader (hypernym)agaric

3. mushroom (plant) any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium


Broader (hypernym)basidiomycete, basidiomycetous fungi


Narrower (hyponym)morel

4. mushroom (phenomenon) a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)


Synonymsmushroom cloud, mushroom-shaped cloud


Broader (hypernym)cloud

5. mushroom (food) fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi


Broader (hypernym)veg, vegetable, veggie


Part meronymstuffed mushroom


English verb: mushroom

1. mushroom (contact) pick or gather mushrooms


SamplesWe went mushrooming in the Fall.


ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and mushroom


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)cull, pick, pluck

2. mushroom (change) grow and spread fast


SamplesThe problem mushroomed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow









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