Definition of mushroom cloud in English:

mushroom cloud

Syllabification: mush·room cloud


  • A mushroom-shaped cloud of dust and debris formed after a nuclear explosion.
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    • This is accompanied by a picture of what is, undeniably, the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion.
    • If you have ever seen video footage of a nuclear explosion and the resulting mushroom cloud, chances are that footage came from one of these aboveground tests.
    • Why does an atomic explosion create a mushroom cloud?

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