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magic mushroom Tweet Definition of magic mushroom Like Definition of magic mushroom on Facebook
noun
  1. Any mushroom-like fungus that has psychedelic effects.
mildew Tweet Definition of mildew Like Definition of mildew on Facebook
noun
  1. (botany) A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.
verb
  1. To taint with mildew.
He . . . mildews the white wheat. --Shak.
  1. To become tainted with mildew.
minus Tweet Definition of minus Like Definition of minus on Facebook
noun
  1. (mathematics) A minus sign (−).
  2. (mathematics) A negative quantity.
  3. A defect or deficiency.
adjective
  1. (mathematics) Negative.
a minus number
  1. On the negative part of a scale.
seven degrees
  1. Ranking just below a designated rating.
He got a grade of B for his essay.
moldy Tweet Definition of moldy Like Definition of moldy on Facebook
adjective (moldi, er, more)
  1. covered, Covered with mold.
  2. stale, Stale or musty.
morel Tweet Definition of morel Like Definition of morel on Facebook
noun
  1. An edible fungus (Morchella esculenta), the upper part of which is covered with a reticulated and pitted hymenium.
mushroom Tweet Definition of mushroom Like Definition of mushroom on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of the fleshy fruiting body, fruiting bodies of fungus, fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources (such as decaying wood).
  2. A fungus producing such fruiting bodies.
verb
  1. (context, intransitive) To grow quickly to a large size.
The town"s poplulation mushroomed from 10,000 to 110,000 in five years.
  1. To gather mushrooms.
adjective
  1. Containing or being made of mushrooms.
soup
  1. Resembling a mushroom by shape or appearance.
cloud
mycelium Tweet Definition of mycelium Like Definition of mycelium on Facebook
noun (mycelia)
  1. The vegetative part of any fungus; consisting of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae, often underground
mycology Tweet Definition of mycology Like Definition of mycology on Facebook
noun
  1. (botany) the study of fungi, in the wide sense.

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