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Morel vs. Mushroom

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Morelnoun

Any of several edible mushrooms, especially the common morel or yellow morel.

Mushroomnoun

Any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood).

‘Some mushrooms are edible and taste good, while others are poisonous and taste foul.’;

Morelnoun

(mushrooms) Any of several fungi in the genus Morchella, the upper part of which is covered with a reticulated and pitted hymenium.

Mushroomnoun

A fungus producing such fruiting bodies.

Morelnoun

An edible fungus (Morchella esculenta), the upper part of which is covered with a reticulated and pitted hymenium. It is used as food, and for flavoring sauces.

Mushroomnoun

Champignon or Agaricus bisporus, the mushroom species most commonly used in cooking.

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Morelnoun

Nightshade; - so called from its blackish purple berries.

Mushroomnoun

Any of the mushroom-shaped pegs in bar billiards.

Morelnoun

A kind of cherry. See Morello.

Mushroomnoun

(architecture) A concrete column with a thickened portion at the top, used to support a slab.

Morelnoun

any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap

Mushroomnoun

One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart.

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Morelnoun

a widely distributed edible fungus which has a brown oval or pointed fruiting body with an irregular honeycombed surface bearing the spores.

Mushroomnoun

(figurative) Something that grows very quickly or seems to appear suddenly.

Mushroomadjective

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

‘mushroom cloud’;

Mushroomverb

(intransitive) To grow quickly to a large size.

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

Mushroomverb

To gather mushrooms.

‘We used to go mushrooming in the forest every weekend.’;

Mushroomverb

To form the shape of a mushroom when striking a soft target.

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Mushroomnoun

An edible fungus (Agaricus campestris), having a white stalk which bears a convex or oven flattish expanded portion called the pileus. This is whitish and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on the under side radiating gills which are at first flesh-colored, but gradually become brown. The plant grows in rich pastures and is proverbial for rapidity of growth and shortness of duration. It has a pleasant smell, and is largely used as food. It is also cultivated from spawn.

Mushroomnoun

One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart.

Mushroomadjective

Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup.

Mushroomadjective

Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth and shortness of duration; short-lived; ephemerial; as, mushroom cities.

Mushroomverb

to grow or expand rapidly.

Mushroomverb

to grow so much and so rapidly as to change qualitatively; used with into; as, a minor border skirmish mushroomed into a full-blown war.

Mushroomnoun

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

Mushroomnoun

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

Mushroomnoun

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

Mushroomnoun

fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi

Mushroomverb

pick or gather mushrooms;

‘We went mushrooming in the Fall’;

Mushroomverb

grow and spread fast;

‘The problem mushroomed’;

Mushroom

A mushroom or toadstool is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground, on soil, or on its food source. The standard for the name is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus; hence the word is most often applied to those fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem (stipe), a cap (pileus), and gills (lamellae, sing.

‘mushroom’; ‘mushroom’;

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