Definition of champignon in English:

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Pronunciation: /tʃamˈpɪnjən/
(also fairy ring champignon)


A small edible mushroom with a light brown cap, growing in short grass in both Eurasia and North America and often forming fairy rings.
  • Marasmius oreades, family Tricholomataceae, class Hymenomycetes.
Example sentences
  • A combination of bamboo heart, black fungus, dried black mushrooms, fresh champignons and dried seaweed known as ‘fat chye’ are sometimes referred to as Vegetables Deluxe.
  • It's because the guy on the phone doesn't know that a champignon and a mushroom is one and the same thing.
  • The British mushroom which was most dried in former times was the champignon or fairy ring mushroom.


Late 16th century: from French, diminutive of Old French champagne 'open country' (see champaign).

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