button mushroom

noun

Definition of 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 Layered in a large baking dish and left overnight to absorb the eggs, the pudding bakes and puffs up, its top a lovely golden brown, with eggy bread cubes, sauteed button mushrooms, sharp cheddar, and pockets of herb ricotta tucked inside. BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A savory mushroom bread pudding with ricotta for the break-fast Yom Kippur table - The Boston Globe," 3 Oct. 2019 Young’s only true Mushroom House, its owners specifically asked the architect to create a dwelling resembling a button mushroom. Jay Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Michigan town famous for ‘gnome houses’ — which occasionally go up for sale — will honor the architect with the renovated Hotel Earl," 13 Aug. 2019 Small button mushrooms are juicy and delicious, and a gingery warm broth will help with any sniffles. Washington Post, "15 mushroom recipes for your plate, bowl or soul," 21 Oct. 2019 For lunch, add cooked button mushrooms to your otherwise humdrum bowl of grains and greens. Mushroom Council, Bon Appétit, "Add This Ingredient to Your Grocery List, Stat," 3 Sep. 2019 The ideas kept coming: Cobb salad, wedge salad, little gem salad, salad of fennel and button mushrooms. Elizabeth G. Dunn, New York Times, "Momofuku’s Secret Sauce: A 30-Year-Old C.E.O.," 16 Aug. 2019 Quiznos’ melt is made with white button mushrooms and, based on an advertisement, what appears to be bread with food coloring on top. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Cheba Hut is sending Quiznos a cease-and-desist for “magic mushroom” sandwich," 21 June 2019 Now scientists from New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology have discovered a new source of electricity that grows in the ground (and goes great with a salad): classic white button mushrooms. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Your Next Electrical Source: Bionic Mushrooms," 9 Nov. 2018 Traditionally a blanquette is thickened with egg yolks and has pearl onions and often button mushrooms in the mix. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "2016 Dry German Rieslings: Graceful, Resonant, Delicious," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of button mushroom

1708, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2020

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“Button mushroom.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/button%20mushroom. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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button mushroom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of button mushroom

: a small, white mushroom that is often eaten as a vegetable

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