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Alternative forms[edit]

  • 'shroom (especially in "mushroom" sense)


Shortened from mushroom.


shroom (plural shrooms)

  1. (informal, rare) A mushroom.
    • 2000, Karen Brooks et al., Dude Food: Recipes for the Modern Guy, Chronicle Books, ISBN 978-0-8118-1679-3, page 83:
      These succulent little shrooms from pop culture scholar Lena Lencek will drive everyone back for seconds.
    • 2003, Dave Hirschkop, Crazy from the heat: Dave’s insanity cookbook, Ten Speed Press, ISBN 978-1-58008-190-0, page 72:
      Shrooms—and I don’t mean the psychedelic kind—are one of those vegetables that you either love or hate.
    • 2004, Jim Sterba, Frankie’s Place: A Love Story, Grove Press, ISBN 978-0-8021-4140-8, page 172:
      To determine how much live protein may be occupying a shroom, try this test: []
  2. (slang, usually in plural) A magic mushroom: a hallucinogenic fungus.



shroom (third-person singular simple present shrooms, present participle shrooming, simple past and past participle shroomed)

  1. (intransitive, slang) To take magic mushrooms.

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