Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: mushroom
IPA transcription: [m'ʌʃɹum]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: mushroom
    Meaning: fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi
  • Synonyms: mushroom, mushroom_cloud, mushroom-shaped_cloud
    Meaning: a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)
  • Synonyms: mushroom
    Meaning: any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
  • Synonyms: mushroom
    Meaning: mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)
  • Synonyms: mushroom
    Meaning: common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: mushroom
    Meaning: grow and spread fast; "The problem mushroomed"
  • Synonyms: mushroom
    Meaning: pick or gather mushrooms; "We went mushrooming in the Fall"
Usage examples
  • They gathered a whole basketful of mushrooms; even Lily found a birch mushroom.
  • A mushroom boom in town lots had sprung up at these points before Victoria was well awake.
  • At once the folded object began to unfold itself and to puff itself up like a little mushroom.
  • 'Of the mushroom,' said the Caterpillar, just as if she had asked it aloud; and in another moment it was out of sight.
  • Serve with a mushroom sauce, made as follows: Take a small bottle of mushrooms or one dozen fresh mushrooms sliced and boil them five minutes in water and lime juice.
  • Let all fry a few minutes; then add the mushroom liquor and 2 tablespoonfuls of white wine, salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer five minutes and serve hot on slices of toast.
  • Then it got down off the mushroom, and crawled away in the grass, merely remarking as it went, 'One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.'
  • Alice remained looking thoughtfully at the mushroom for a minute, trying to make out which were the two sides of it; and as it was perfectly round, she found this a very difficult question.