meadow mushroom


: a common edible whitish agaric mushroom (Agaricus campestris) that has gills which change from pink to brown and usually grows in moist open areas (such as fields or lawns)

Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meadow mushroom was in 1597

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“Meadow mushroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

meadow mushroom

mea·​dow mushroom ˈmed-ˌō- How to pronounce meadow mushroom (audio)
: a common edible agaric of the genus Agaricus (A. campestris) that occurs naturally in moist organically rich soil and is often cultivated
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