(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Having characteristics like those of a mushroom, for example in shape or appearance, speed of growth, or texture.

- mushroom cloud


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

Definition categories: plant, agaric

2. mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)

Definition categories: plant, agaric

3. any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium

Definition categories: plant, basidiomycete

4. a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)

Definition categories: phenomenon, cloud

5. fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi

Definition categories: food, veg, vegetable, veggie

Sentences with mushroom as a noun:

- Some mushrooms are edible and taste good, while others are poisonous and taste foul.


1. pick or gather mushrooms

- We went mushrooming in the Fall

Definition categories: contact, cull, pick, pluck

2. grow and spread fast

- The problem mushroomed

Definition categories: change, grow

Sentences with mushroom as a verb:

- The town’s population mushroomed from 10,000 to 110,000 in five years.

- We used to go mushrooming in the forest every weekend.