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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 "mushroom" is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus; hence the word "mushroom" is most often applied to those fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem (stipe), a cap (pileus), and gills (lamellae, sing.
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Mold

A mold (US) or mould (UK, NZ, AU, ZA, IN, CA, IE) is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. In contrast, fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit are called yeasts.
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Mushroom

Any of various fungi that produce a fleshy fruiting body, especially one consisting of a stalk with an umbrella-shaped cap.
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Mold

A town in north-eastern Wales, administrative centre of Flintshire; population 10,500 (est. 2009).
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Mushroom

Any of such fungi that are edible, especially the widely cultivated species Agaricus bisporus, which includes the button, cremini, and portobello mushrooms.
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Mold

A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
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Mushroom

The usually aboveground fruiting body of any of such fungi.
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Mold

A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
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Mushroom

One of these fruiting bodies that produce hallucinations when ingested. Also called magic mushroom.
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Mold

Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
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Mushroom

Something shaped like one of these fungi.
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Mold

The shape or pattern of a mold.
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Mushroom

To multiply, grow, or expand rapidly
The population mushroomed in the postwar decades.
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Mold

General shape or form
The oval mold of her face.
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Mushroom

To swell or spread out into a shape similar to a mushroom.
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Mold

Distinctive character or type
A leader in the mold of her predecessors.
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Mushroom

To collect wild mushrooms.
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Mold

A fixed or restrictive pattern or form
A method of scientific investigation that broke the mold and led to a new discovery.
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Mushroom

Relating to, consisting of, or containing mushrooms
Mushroom sauce.
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Mold

(Architecture) See molding.
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Mushroom

Resembling mushrooms in rapidity of growth or evanescence
Mushroom towns.
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Mold

Any of various filamentous fungi that grow on and contribute to the decay of organic matter.
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Mushroom

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.
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Mold

A growth of such fungi.
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Mushroom

A fungus producing such fruiting bodies.
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Mold

Any of various other saprophytic or parasitic organisms that resemble fungi, such as slime molds or water molds.
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Mushroom

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

Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.
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Mushroom

Any of the mushroom-shaped pegs in bar billiards.
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Mold

The earth; the ground.
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Mushroom

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

The earth of the grave.
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Mushroom

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

(Archaic) Earth as the substance of the human body.
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Mushroom

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

To form (something) out of a fluid or plastic material
Molded a cup out of clay.
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Mushroom

Ellipsis of mushroom cloud
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Mold

To form into a particular shape; give shape to
Molded the clay into a ball.
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Mushroom

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

To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence
A teacher who helps to mold the minds of his students.
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Mushroom

To grow quickly to a large size.
The town’s population mushroomed from 10,000 to 110,000 in five years.
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Mold

To fit closely by following the contours of (the body). Used of clothing.
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Mushroom

To gather mushrooms.
We used to go mushrooming in the forest every weekend.
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Mold

To assume a certain shape
Shoes that gradually molded to my feet.
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Mushroom

To form the shape of a mushroom.
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Mold

To become moldy.
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Mushroom

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

A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance.
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Mushroom

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.
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Mold

A frame or model around or on which something is formed or shaped.
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Mushroom

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

Something that is made in or shaped on a mold.
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Mushroom

Of or pertaining to mushrooms; as, mushroom catchup.
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Mold

The shape or pattern of a mold.
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Mushroom

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

General shape or form.
The oval mold of her face
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Mushroom

To grow or expand rapidly.
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Mold

Distinctive character or type.
A leader in the mold of her predecessors
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Mushroom

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.
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Mold

A fixed or restrictive pattern or form.
His method of scientific investigation broke the mold and led to a new discovery.
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Mushroom

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

(architecture) A group of moldings.
The arch mold of a porch or doorway;
The pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts
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Mushroom

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

(anatomy) A fontanelle.
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Mushroom

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

A natural substance in the form of a woolly or furry growth of tiny fungi that appears when organic material lies for a long time exposed to (usually warm and moist) air.
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Mushroom

Fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi
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Mold

A fungus that creates such colored, furry growths.
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Mushroom

Pick or gather mushrooms;
We went mushrooming in the Fall
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Mold

Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting.
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Mushroom

Grow and spread fast;
The problem mushroomed
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Mold

Earth, ground.
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Mold

The top or crown of the head.
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Mold

(transitive) To shape in or on a mold; to form into a particular shape; to give shape to.
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Mold

(transitive) To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence
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Mold

(transitive) To fit closely by following the contours of.
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Mold

(transitive) To make a mold of or from (molten metal, for example) before casting.
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Mold

(transitive) To ornament with moldings.
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Mold

(intransitive) To be shaped in or as if in a mold.
These shoes gradually molded to my feet.
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Mold

(transitive) To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
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Mold

(intransitive) To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
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Mold

To cover with mold or soil.
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Mold

A spot; a blemish; a mole.
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Mold

Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.
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Mold

Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material.
The etherial mold,Incapable of stain.
Nature formed me of her softest mold.
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Mold

A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.
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Mold

The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.
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Mold

That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason.
The glass of fashion and the mold of form.
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Mold

Cast; form; shape; character.
Crowned with an architrave of antique mold.
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Mold

A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts.
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Mold

A fontanel.
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Mold

A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.
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Mold

To cover with mold or soil.
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Mold

To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
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Mold

To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
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Mold

To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.
He forgeth and moldeth metals.
Did I request thee, Maker, from my clayTo mold me man?
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Mold

To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.
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Mold

To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
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Mold

To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.
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Mold

The distinctive form in which a thing is made;
Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
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Mold

Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
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Mold

Loose soil rich in organic matter
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Mold

The process of becoming mildewed
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Mold

A fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
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Mold

Sculpture produced by molding
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Mold

Form in clay, wax, etc;
Model a head with clay
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Mold

Become moldy; spoil due to humidity;
The furniture molded in the old house
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Mold

Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold;
Cast a bronze sculpture
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Mold

Make something, usually for a specific function;
She molded the riceballs carefully
Form cylinders from the dough
Shape a figure
Work the metal into a sword
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Mold

Fit tightly, follow the contours of;
The dress molds her beautiful figure
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Mold

Shape or influence; give direction to;
Experience often determines ability
Mold public opinion
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