mushroomer

noun

mush·​room·​er ˈməsh-ˌrü-mər How to pronounce mushroomer (audio)
-ˌru̇-
plural mushroomers
: a person who collects wild mushrooms especially for eating
In July, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a popular and profitable picking spot, was closed to mushroomers pending an environmental impact study.Michael McRae, Outside, October 1993

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mushroomer was in 1885

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near mushroomer

Cite this Entry

“Mushroomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mushroomer. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!