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American English: /ˈməʃˌrum/
, /ˈməʃˌrʊm/
British English: /ˈmʌʃruːm/
, /ˈmʌʃrʊm/

Translation of mushroom in Spanish:


  • hongo (masculine) (esp Latin America)
    seta (feminine) (esp Spain)
    callampa (feminine) (Chile)
    (rounded, white) champiñón (masculine)
    to spring up like mushrooms
    aparecer or brotar como hongos
    aparecer or brotar como callampas (Chile)
    mushroom soup
    sopa (feminine) crema de champiñones
    crema (feminine) de champiñones
    Example sentences
    • Fifty years on and technology seems to have leapt on by generations as you see the mushroom shaped cloud of the first nuclear test bomb rising high above the New Mexico desert.
    • I could see black mushrooms of smoke where the shells exploded.
    • Two mushrooms of smoke rose in the sky, about five hundred meters away, and melded together.
    Example sentences
    • Mine was painted a kind of pale mushroom colour, with a burgundy couch.
    • Natural colours - pebble, mushroom and lilac - soften the industrial core and contrast well with the metal staircase that links the gallery floors.
    • The decor is trendy and minimalist, with a lot of cream and mushroom shades used, giving it an appearance that is somewhat similar to another nearby wine bar.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (grow, increase rapidly)
    crecer rápidamente
    aparecer or brotar como hongos
    aparecer or brotar como callampas (Chile)
    it has mushroomed into a multimillion-dollar business
    se ha convertido de la noche a la mañana en un negocio multimillonario
    a mushrooming population/city
    una población/ciudad que crece desenfrenadamente
    Example sentences
    • As the number of golf courses mushrooms, concerns have arisen about the development of young golfers who will bring popularity to the game.
    • Starting from Florence, these protests rapidly mushroomed over the entire country.
    • The federal prison population has mushroomed since the 1980s when stiff mandatory sentences were introduced for federal offenses, especially drug crimes.
  • 2 (form mushroom shape)
    formar un hongo
  • 3 (gather mushrooms) to go mushrooming
    ir a buscar hongos
    ir a buscar setas (esp Spain)
    ir a buscar callampas (Chile)
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