mycophile

noun

my·​co·​phile ˈmī-kō-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce mycophile (audio)
: a devotee of mushrooms
especially : one whose hobby is hunting wild edible mushrooms

Examples of mycophile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s been a slew of books and other media released over the past few years that explore the many facets of mushrooms, converting more people into ’shroom swooners and mycophiles. Anna Kodé, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2023 And because many mushrooms are hard to tell apart by sight alone, a veteran mycophile can be an invaluable asset if you’re just getting started. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 17 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mycophile was in 1885

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“Mycophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mycophile. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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