button mushroom


: a usually small white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus synonym A. brunnescens) in which the pileus has not yet expanded

Examples of button mushroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For white mushrooms, also called button mushrooms, the gills on the underside should be tightly closed. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Dec. 2023 White button mushrooms White button mushrooms, scientifically known as Agaricus bisporous, are widely available in supermarkets and are commonly referred to as button mushrooms, white mushrooms, or table mushrooms. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Aug. 2023 The aromas were significantly disparate, with the undersea Yellow Label showing pineapple, button mushroom, and truffle and the traditionally aged bottles offering a nose of Bartlett pear, bergamot, orange blossom, and brioche. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 27 June 2023 Cordero and Casadevall put two air holes in a small Styrofoam packing box containing less than a half-kilogram of button mushrooms, installed a computer exhaust fan in one hole to draw air through it, and put the box into a larger Styrofoam container. Byelizabeth Pennisi, science.org, 5 May 2023 Brussels sprouts, button mushrooms and edamame are also available as add-ons. Lauren McDowell, Chron, 28 Mar. 2023 Here's the basic nutritional info of one serving of (roughly 3.5 cups) white button mushrooms. Ashley Martens, Women's Health, 16 Feb. 2023 Researchers at Penn State University, for example, edited the genes of a common white button mushroom so that the fungi resisted browning. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, 1 Apr. 2018 In the produce sections of markets across Los Angeles, Agaricus bisporus, commonly known as the white button mushroom, is giving way to other dazzling fungi species such as blue oyster, lion’s mane, maitake and royal trumpet. Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1708, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of button mushroom was in 1708

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“Button mushroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/button%20mushroom. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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