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magic mushroom
mushroom cloud
wild mushroom/garlic/rose etc
▪ Add fresh and dried mushrooms and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
▪ Variation: Substitute 8 ounces finely chopped fresh mushrooms, sauteed until browned in one tablespoon oil, for dried mushrooms.
▪ In almost all instances, cook fresh mushrooms quickly in a little butter or olive oil in a hot saute pan.
▪ Slow cooking or braising tends to turn fresh mushrooms to mush and to destroy their subtle, ethereal texture.
Magic Mushrooms Used by the Aztecs in ancient rituals, magic mushrooms are a hallucinogen.
▪ Bob had a brown paper poke in his hand from which he was eating magic mushrooms as if they were lemon drops.
▪ Cultivation of magic mushrooms for use is illegal in Britain, but possession is not.
▪ The bad news for magic mushroom hunters is that this is not the time of year for fruiting.
▪ She adds eggs, cream, or a little crème fraiche, and wild mushrooms cooked with shallots.
▪ I conjured up visions of wild mushroom risotto, tiramisu, Cherry, Garcia ice cream, and currant scones.
▪ They had pasta to start, delicious home-made shells served with a piquant wild mushroom sauce.
▪ Garnish with tropical fruits and sauteed wild mushrooms, if desired.
▪ Garnish with reserved pancetta, chopped basil, and wild mushrooms, if used.,.
▪ Some amyl too, which blew Jed's head up like a mushroom cloud.
▪ Dust is raised by near-surface bursts and lifted to high altitudes by the mushroom cloud.
▪ Sandro Botticelli s chart of hell is like a mushroom cloud or a child s spinning top.
▪ They raise horrendous amounts of dust, which is carried by the rising mushroom clouds into the stratosphere.
▪ But atomic power to my generation always means that mushroom cloud.
▪ The other method mushroom polyps use to reproduce is division.
▪ With a little care in their placement in the tank, the mushroom polyps can be thoroughly recommended for the reef aquarium.
▪ She then had a delectable mushroom soup - and for the main course she chose something that was entirely new to her.
▪ Melt the butter gently in it, then add the mushrooms and spring onions and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
▪ Return the onion to the pan and add the mushrooms, courgette and pepper and cook together for a few minutes.
▪ Gradually stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil, stirring. Add mushrooms.
▪ Boil for 5 minutes on gentle heat then add mushroom - and simmer in a covered saucepan for a further 7 minutes.
▪ Heat, add shallots and mushrooms, and saute until very lightly browned.
▪ Make up Pasta Choice as per packet instructions. Add salami and mushrooms.
▪ Drain and chop the mushrooms. 5.
▪ Place the chopped asparagus over the mushrooms and onions.
▪ Coarsely chop mushrooms and set aside.
▪ Variation: Substitute 8 ounces finely chopped fresh mushrooms, sauteed until browned in one tablespoon oil, for dried mushrooms.
▪ Remove with slotted spoon, set aside. Cook onion and mushrooms gently in pan for 5 mins, stirring regularly.
▪ While boar is cooking, saute mushrooms in remaining 1 tablespoon of butter until lightly golden brown; set aside.
▪ The hotel is serving it cooked in butter with mushroom and cream flamed with brandy.
▪ In almost all instances, cook fresh mushrooms quickly in a little butter or olive oil in a hot saute pan.
▪ I found dried porcini mushrooms in the produce section of my market that were full-flavored and moist enough to chop.
▪ Add fresh and dried mushrooms and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
▪ Soak dried mushrooms in hot water to cover until soft, about 20 minutes.
▪ This gravy gets its flavor from dried mushroom and browned flour.
▪ Variation: Substitute 8 ounces finely chopped fresh mushrooms, sauteed until browned in one tablespoon oil, for dried mushrooms.
▪ Bob had a brown paper poke in his hand from which he was eating magic mushrooms as if they were lemon drops.
▪ We ate mushroom until we came to the Mekong.
▪ Lapp shamans used to eat the mushroom during the midwinter pagan ceremonies of Annual Renewal.
▪ A Petaluma man has died after eating toxic mushrooms in the second such poisoning incident in the Bay Area in a week.
▪ He could have been right at that, when one considers the trips that hippies take after eating some types of mushroom.
▪ Last year there were 13 cases, including the death of a farm worker who ate poisonous mushrooms.
▪ Ffly ate it, but then she would eat anything but mushrooms and there were seldom any of those up for grabs.
▪ It was a large house, so she ate a little piece of mushroom to get bigger, and walked on.
▪ Sauté the mushrooms in duck fat and drain. Mix the mushrooms and leeks and season.
▪ Remove from the pan. Slice the mushrooms.
▪ If using shiitake mushrooms, remove stems. Slice mushrooms.
mushroom soup
▪ But atomic power to my generation always means that mushroom cloud.
▪ Gibbs brought mushrooms for the fiesta.
▪ He could have been right at that, when one considers the trips that hippies take after eating some types of mushroom.
▪ His gaze moved along steadily until it rested on the mushrooms - chestnut mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, field mushrooms.
▪ If another living shaman eats a portion of shaman mushroom then it dissolves inside him and releases vast amounts of magic energy.
▪ Place a cube of Gorgonzola atop each serving of polenta and mushrooms and warm under broiler.
▪ Soak dried mushrooms in hot water to cover until soft, about 20 minutes.
▪ Then other mushrooms began popping up.
▪ Bernstein's law practice had mushroomed in recent years.
▪ After all, it was her body that was about to mushroom, her life that was going to get derailed.
▪ But indications are that growth is mushrooming.
▪ Countless travelers get similar surprises when flying both in the United States and abroad because of a mushrooming arrangement called code-sharing.
▪ On the night interest had mushroomed to include several schools and colleges in the Lancaster area.
▪ So the risk from viruses certainly hasn't diminished - on the contrary, it has mushroomed.
▪ The problem for the future is the need to keep pace with mushrooming global population growth.
▪ The visible presence of corporate sponsorship has steadily mushroomed.
▪ Yet, despite the mushrooming of coffee bars in the high streets of western countries, supply still exceeds demand.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

mushroom \mush"room\, v. i.

  1. to grow or expand rapidly.

  2. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., muscheron, musseroun (attested 1327 as a surname, John Mussheron), from Anglo-French musherun, Old French meisseron (11c., Modern French mousseron), perhaps from Late Latin mussirionem (nominative mussirio), though this might as well be borrowed from French. Barnhart says "of uncertain origin." Klein calls it "a word of pre-Latin origin, used in the North of France;" OED says it usually is held to be a derivative of French mousse "moss" (from Germanic), and Weekley agrees, saying it is properly "applied to variety which grows in moss," but Klein says they have "nothing in common." For the final -m Weekley refers to grogram, vellum, venom. Modern spelling is from 1560s.\n

\nUsed figuratively for something or someone that makes a sudden appearance in full form from 1590s. In reference to the shape of clouds after explosions, etc., it is attested from 1916, though the actual phrase mushroom cloud does not appear until 1955.


"expand or increase rapidly," 1741, from mushroom (n.). Related: Mushroomed; mushrooming.

  1. Having characteristics like those of a mushroom, for example in shape or appearance, speed of growth, or texture. n. 1 Any of the fleshy fruiting body of fungus typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood). 2 A fungus producing such fruiting bodies. 3 champignon or ''Agaricus bisporus'', the mushroom species most commonly used in cooking. 4 One of the mushroom-shaped pegs in bar billiards. 5 (context obsolete figurative English) One who rises suddenly from a low condition in life; an upstart. 6 Something that grows very quickly or seems to appear suddenly. v

  2. 1 (context intransitive English) To grow quickly to a large size. 2 To gather mushrooms. 3 (context ballistics of a bullet English) To form the shape of a mushroom when striking a soft target.

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

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

  3. a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb) [syn: mushroom cloud, mushroom-shaped cloud]

  4. fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi

  1. v. pick or gather mushrooms; "We went mushrooming in the Fall"

  2. grow and spread fast; "The problem mushroomed"


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. lamella) on the underside of the cap. These gills produce microscopic spores that help the fungus spread across the ground or its occupant surface.

"Mushroom" describes a variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems, and the term is used even more generally, to describe both the fleshy fruiting bodies of some Ascomycota and the woody or leathery fruiting bodies of some Basidiomycota, depending upon the context of the word.

Forms deviating from the standard morphology usually have more specific names, such as " bolete", " puffball", " stinkhorn", and " morel", and gilled mushrooms themselves are often called " agarics" in reference to their similarity to Agaricus or their order Agaricales. By extension, the term "mushroom" can also designate the entire fungus when in culture; the thallus (called a mycelium) of species forming the fruiting bodies called mushrooms; or the species itself.

Mushroom (lava flow)

The Mushroom is the name of a lava flow located in the Yukon Territory that was erupted during the Pliocene period in the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province.

Mushroom (band)

__NOTOC__ Mushroom is a musicians' collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group's sound has been described as a "diverse and eclectic blend of jazz, space rock, R&B, electronic, ambient, Krautrock and folk music".

Mushroom (album)

Mushroom is the second studio album by Eatmewhileimhot. It was released digitally on March 2, 2012. Unlike their debut album, a physical version was not released. This is the first album that Caleb Denison is not featured on. The album received mostly negative reviews. Music videos were released for each of the four singles.

The album is influenced mainly by several genres of metal rather than the punk genres that the band's earlier material is composed of.

Mushroom (disambiguation)

A mushroom is a type of fungus.

Mushroom may also refer to:

In music:

  • Mushroom (band), a musicians' collective based in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Mushroom Records, an Australian recording company
  • "Mushroom" (song), a song on the 1971 album Tago Mago by the krautrock band Can
  • Mushroom Studios, a music studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mushroom, the performing name of Andrew Vowles, a founding member of British trip-hop collective Massive Attack
  • Mushroomhead, an American Metal band


  • A mushroom-shaped emergency stop button
  • Mushroom anchor, a type of mushroom-shaped boat anchor for use on soft bottoms
  • Mushroom cloud, a cloud produced by certain types of bombs
  • Mushroom Kingdom and Super Mushroom, features of the Mario series of video games
  • Mushroom management, so called form of corporate management
  • Mushroom Men, video games
  • Mushroom Networks, a company specializing in networking solutions
  • Mushroom bollard image
  • Mushroom TV, a former British television company which ran several satellite music TV channels
  • Mushrooms (film), a 2011 Indian film
  • "Mushrooms" (Law & Order), an episode of Law and Order
  • Tellermine 43, an anti-tank mine, called the Mushroom
  • Psilocybin mushroom, also known as psychedelic mushrooms or magic mushrooms
  • The deformation of various expanding bullets
  • Toad, a fictional humanoid mushroom character from the Mario series video games
  • Mushroom (horse gene), a color in horses.
Mushroom (song)

"Mushroom" is a song by the krautrock band Can, on their 1971 album Tago Mago. The track lasts for 4 minutes and 8 seconds, which is relatively short by Can's standards. A video was made for the track which has been shown on MTV.

On Can vocalist Damo Suzuki's 1998 solo album V.E.R.N.I.S.S.A.G.E, a new version of this song is performed along with " Halleluhwah", another song originally from Tago Mago. His band at the time featured Can's Jaki Liebezeit on drums.

The Serbian and former Yugoslav space rock band Igra Staklenih Perli covered the song on their eponymous debut album in 1979.

The song was covered by the band The Jesus and Mary Chain and is featured on the CD version of Barbed Wire Kisses.

The Flaming Lips' song "Take Meta Mars" from In a Priest Driven Ambulance is closely modeled on "Mushroom".

Usage examples of "mushroom".

The steel points of pikes flamed red with sunlight, as if already blooded, while the pavilions of the knights and high lords sprouted from the grass like silken mushrooms.

The mushrooms, the fetishes, the wool and the wine, the mascara jars, the poppies, the crickets, the poison arrows, the bravura helixes of juicy smoke all spun like the stars: onward, outward, inward, backward, sideways, upside down, and forever.

Ronny Bronston had spent the better part of his life thus far in studying for a place in the organization, and then working in the Population Statistics Department for some years, he was only now beginning to get the overall picture of the workings of the mushrooming, chaotic United Planets organization.

She and Corran settled down to a meal of it around a table that extruded from the floor, sprouting like a mushroom when a discolored place on the wall was stroked.

At the back end of the mushroom grove, the southern wall of the cavern that housed Menzoberranzan, was a small, heavily guarded cave.

Gash two cleaned fresh mackerel, and put in a buttered baking-dish with two tablespoonfuls of white wine, three tablespoonfuls of mushroom liquor, a chopped shallot, and salt and pepper to season.

Then I took a drop of every poisonhemlock, wolfsbane, mandragora, cherry seed pulp, brews of berries and bushes and roots, the Death Cap mushroom and the white-spotted red mushroomyes, Gordius, I took them all!

The manipulatory technique for the fourth specific purpose utilized a smoking mixture made of dried mushrooms mixed with different parts of five other plants, none of which was known to have hallucinogenic properties.

Frank or Ernest was referring to the Medusoid Mycelium, which was a type of mushroom, or if Hal was referring to the sugar bowl.

I want a pile of powder meth, five hundred hits of acid, a garbage bag filled with mushrooms, a tube of glue bigger than a truck, a pool of gas large enough to drown in.

So it was with Giyan and Minnum as they hiked down a shadowed northern embankment of Receive Tears Ridge on their way to the deep forest where the sauromicians had long ago harvested the mushroom known as Peganis harmelea from which Madila was derived.

Nestled between her spread legs was a heavily customized Panasonic XC 400, the one with the multiform mushroom cushion head.

A great oily cloud mushroomed up, billowing into a sky crowded with ominous clouds.

If she did this, if she found the mushroom Nan Elle needed and got it back to Offshoot, she would strike her first real blow against the hothousers since they murdered Mom.

The pantry shelves bulged with sacks of nuts, heaps of squash, rows of potatoes, jars of dried tomatoes, peaches, and apricots, bowls of dried mushrooms, wheels of cheese, and baskets of apples.