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button mushroom

noun

a young unopened white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus), cultivated for food and often sold canned or bottled; also called table mushroom

Examples

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).

Word Origin

1865

Usage Note

cooking

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