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Dictionary definition for: Mushroom

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

2. (v) pick or gather mushrooms; "We went mushrooming in the Fall"

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

4. (v) grow and spread fast; "The problem mushroomed"

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

6. (n) fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi

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