Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) An edible species of mushroom (Agaricus campestris).
  • noun the Marasmius oreades, which has a strong flavor but is edible.

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

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

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