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English noun: mushroom

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

Broader (hypernym)agaric


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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