button mushroom

Main Entry:  button mushroom
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a young unopened white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus), cultivated for food and often sold canned or bottled; also called table mushroom
Example:  Good-quality button mushrooms are dry, have smooth, firm caps and are completely closed at the gills (the area where the stem joins the mushroom).
Etymology:  1865
Usage:  cooking
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