mushroom cloud

noun

Definition of mushroom cloud 

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

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For the man who set all this in motion, the mushroom cloud was unfolding before his very eyes. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Accountability for the Algorithms," 13 July 2018 For the man who set all this in motion, the mushroom cloud was unfolding before his very eyes. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Accountability for the Algorithms," 13 July 2018 For the man who set all this in motion, the mushroom cloud was unfolding before his very eyes. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Accountability for the Algorithms," 13 July 2018 For the man who set all this in motion, the mushroom cloud was unfolding before his very eyes. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Accountability for the Algorithms," 13 July 2018 For the man who set all this in motion, the mushroom cloud was unfolding before his very eyes. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Accountability for the Algorithms," 13 July 2018 For the man who set all this in motion, the mushroom cloud was unfolding before his very eyes. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Accountability for the Algorithms," 13 July 2018 For the man who set all this in motion, the mushroom cloud was unfolding before his very eyes. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Accountability for the Algorithms," 13 July 2018 As a coup de grâce, a bright blast flashes and a mushroom cloud rises on the horizon. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "B-52 Bombers Could Quadruple Their Wing Bomb Loads," 25 June 2018

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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mushroom cloud

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mushroom cloud

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

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