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Adjective edit

mushroom-shaped (not comparable)

  1. Having the characteristic shape of a mushroom (as a pillar with a broad, circular top)
    • 1962 June, “The design of the S.R. electro-diesels”, in Modern Railways, page 395:
      The deadman's pedals, which can be switched for use with either fitted or unfitted stock, are of a new type, mushroom-shaped and designed for operation with minimum fatigue.

Usage notes edit

  • Typically used to describe the cloud that forms above a nuclear explosion, also called a “mushroom cloud”.

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