Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An edible mushroom, especially the much cultivated species Agaricus bisporus.

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  • n. Agaricus bisporus, the mushroom species most commonly used in cooking

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An edible species of mushroom (Agaricus campestris).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mushroom: the French name for mushrooms in general, but in England applied only to the Marasmius (or Agaricus) oreades, an edible species growing in fairy rings.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, alteration of Old French champigneul, probably from Vulgar Latin *(fungus) campiniolus, (fungus) growing in the fields, from Late Latin campānia, countryside; see campaign.

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From French champignon

Examples

  • If anyone doesn ` t want to wait on me, then the font for this set can be downloaded from the internet. it is called champignon and usually contains two fonts in the package.

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  • The announcer declared him the "champignon" of Papeete, but naïvely declared that Opeta was still full of fight, and challenged the universe.

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  • I had learned from my French-speaking mother that mushroom was champignon in French.

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  • In the picture: Glazed champignon hats on mini-baguettes with tsatsiki and cherry tomatoes.

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  • For example, the spit on the right is made of champignon mushrooms, red bell peppers, asparagus, spring onions, mini corn, yellow zucchini, and baguettes with mozarella stuck between them (thus showing that mozarella does indeed work with a grill!).

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  • The thermos container holds homemade ratatouille with eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper and champignon mushrooms, and the side container has grapes, wholewheat toast with cheese and a toast crust, bell pepper, nori and carrot Remy.

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  • Good vegetables to use: red and yellow bell peppers, zucchini, leek or onion chunks, sweet corn, beans, champignon mushrooms, eggplant (and anything you might have left over, see above).

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  • * Big container: Farfalle (means “butterfly”) pasta with chanterell mushroom and champignon cream sauce, decorated with plum tomato butterflies.

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  • I chopped garlic, chili, half a white onion, champignon mushrooms and half a zucchini really small and sauteed them in olive oil with salt, pepper and herbes de provence.

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  • References: la soustraction (f) = subtraction; occupé = occupied; le champignon (m) = mushroom; le toit (m) = roof; une restanque (f) = terrace held by a stone wall; regardez leurs clochettes!

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