Definition of 'mushroom'
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Roughly chop the mushrooms and add to the pan with the rice. The Sun (2016)Pour the soup mix back into the saucepan and add the remaining mushrooms and cooked rice. The Sun (2016) Add the mushrooms once the pan has been bubbling for a couple of minutes. The Sun (2017)The aptly named death cap has been spotted in record numbers as the wild mushroom collecting season gets under way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Imagine a mushroom cap, it looks like that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The secretive world of wild mushrooms is in uproar after the publication of an online map disclosing the best spots for finding fungi. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Remove the lid, and let simmer uncovered for five minutes then add the dried mushrooms. The Sun (2016)Others said that the map was of limited use because wild mushrooms do not always grow in the same place from one year to the next. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It looks like there could be a good wild mushroom season, if an abundance of slugs do not eat them all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was less than impressed with the chicken tikka and mushroom omelette. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The claims management industry has mushroomed in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Trim the brown cap mushrooms and thickly slice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This traps carbon dioxide coming from the compost and prompts the mushrooms to grow. The Sun (2011)The cost of designer salads is now on a par with wild mushrooms and fillet steak. Food Watch (1994)Other easy options include a baked potato with baked beans and salad or a mushroom omelette. The Sun (2011)Fill the mushroom caps with this mixture and sprinkle with chopped basil. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Return the bacon and mushrooms and gently reheat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Stir in half the parsley mix then add hot mushroom stock. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Politicians in Britain have for too long looked the other way as aggressive tax avoidance has mushroomed into an industry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For edible fungi see mushrooms. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)Hunters claim that there are upwards of 90 edible mushrooms and other fungi found in Britain. Food Watch (1994)Times have changed: the ethical sector has mushroomed over the past few years and is now worth some 8 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'mushroom'
British English: mushroom /ˈmʌʃruːm; -rʊm/ NOUN
Mushrooms are plants with short stems and round tops. You can eat some kinds of mushrooms.
There are many types of wild mushrooms.
- American English: mushroom
- Arabic: عُشُّ الْغُرَابِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: cogumelo
- Chinese: 蘑菇
- Croatian: gljiva
- Czech: houba
- Danish: champignon
- Dutch: champignon
- European Spanish: champiñón
- Finnish: sieni
- French: champignon
- German: Pilz
- Greek: μανιτάρι
- Italian: fungo
- Japanese: マッシュルーム
- Korean: 버섯
- Norwegian: sopp
- Polish: grzyb
- European Portuguese: cogumelo
- Romanian: ciupercă
- Russian: гриб
- Spanish: champiñón
- Swedish: svamp
- Thai: เห็ด
- Turkish: mantar botanik
- Ukrainian: гриб
- Vietnamese: nấm
British English: mushroom VERB
If something such as an industry or a place mushrooms, it grows or comes into existence very quickly.
The media training industry has mushroomed over the past decade.
- American English: mushroom
- Brazilian Portuguese: disparar
- Chinese: 迅速发展
- European Spanish: crecer de la noche a la mañana
- French: pousser comme des champignons
- German: explosionsartig wachsen
- Italian: svilupparsi rapidamente
- Japanese: 急速に成長する
- Korean: 급격히 늘어나다
- European Portuguese: disparar
- Spanish: crecer de la noche a la mañana
Definition of mushroom from the Collins English Dictionary
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