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mushroom

mush·room

mushroom

 
pronunciation:
muhsh rum
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a fungus with a stalk and a cap that looks like a small umbrella. Some kinds of mushrooms can be eaten; other kinds are poisonous. Mushrooms live in damp places and are the fruiting bodies of certain kinds of fungi.
We like peppers and mushrooms on our pizza.
 
similar words:
fungus, toadstool
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or containing mushrooms.
This mushroom soup is delicious.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mushroomed, mushrooming, mushrooms
definition: to appear, grow, spread, or develop quickly, like a mushroom.
The number of video stores has mushroomed in the past few years.
synonyms:
snowball, sprout
similar words:
appear, boom, emerge, flourish, grow, spring
derivation: mushroomlike (adj.)
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