mushroom cloud


mushroom cloud

noun

: a large cloud that forms after an explosion; especially : a cloud that is caused by the explosion of a nuclear weapon

Full Definition of MUSHROOM CLOUD

:  a mushroom-shaped cloud; specifically :  one caused by the explosion of a nuclear weapon

First Known Use of MUSHROOM CLOUD

circa 1909

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