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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [muhsh-room, -roo m]
    • /ˈmʌʃ rum, -rʊm/
    • /ˈmʌʃ.ruːm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [muhsh-room, -roo m]
    • /ˈmʌʃ rum, -rʊm/

Definitions of mushroom word

  • noun mushroom any of various fleshy fungi including the toadstools, puffballs, coral fungi, morels, etc. 1
  • noun mushroom any of several edible species, especially of the family Agaricaceae, as Agaricus campestris (meadow mushroom or field mushroom) cultivated for food in the U.S. 1
  • noun mushroom anything of similar shape or correspondingly rapid growth. 1
  • noun mushroom a large, mushroom-shaped cloud of smoke or rubble, formed in the atmosphere as a result of an explosion, especially a nuclear explosion. 1
  • adjective mushroom of, consisting of, or containing mushrooms: a mushroom omelet. 1
  • adjective mushroom resembling a mushroom in shape or form. 1

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Origin of mushroom

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; alteration (by folk etymology) of Middle English muscheron, musseroun < Middle French mousseron ≪ Late Latin mussiriōn-, stem of mussiriō

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Mushroom


mushroom popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

mushroom usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for mushroom

verb mushroom

  • proliferate — spread
  • boom — If there is a boom in the economy, there is an increase in economic activity, for example in the amount of things that are being bought and sold.
  • burgeon — If something burgeons, it grows or develops rapidly.
  • flourish — to be in a vigorous state; thrive: a period in which art flourished.
  • detonate — If someone detonates a device such as a bomb, or if it detonates, it explodes.

noun mushroom

  • taupe — a moderate to dark brownish gray, sometimes slightly tinged with purple, yellow, or green.
  • sandGeorge [jawrj;; French zhawrzh] /dʒɔrdʒ;; French ʒɔrʒ/ (Show IPA), (Lucile Aurore Dupin Dudevant) 1804–76, French novelist.
  • off-white — white mixed with a small amount of gray, yellow, or other light color.
  • creamer — Creamer is a white powder that is used in tea and coffee instead of milk.
  • beige — Something that is beige is pale brown in colour.

Antonyms for mushroom

verb mushroom

  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • shrivel — shrink, dry up
  • fail — to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved: The experiment failed because of poor planning.
  • shrink — to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance: to shrink from danger; to shrink from contact.
  • diminish — to make or cause to seem smaller, less, less important, etc.; lessen; reduce.

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