Crossword clues for mushroom
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
mushroom \mush"room\, v. i.
to grow or expand rapidly.
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.
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
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.
n. common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool) [ant: toadstool]
any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium
fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi
v. pick or gather mushrooms; "We went mushrooming in the Fall"
grow and spread fast; "The problem mushroomed"
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.
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 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 may also refer to:
- 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" 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.