Definition of Mushroom-shaped cloud

1. Noun. A large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb).

Exact synonyms: Mushroom, Mushroom Cloud
Generic synonyms: Cloud



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mushroom-shaped Cloud

mushes
mushier
mushiest
mushily
mushiness
mushinesses
mushing
mushistonite
mushlike
mushmouth
mushmouths
mushrat
mushrats
mushroom
mushroom-headed
mushroom-shaped cloud (current term)
mushroom-worker's lung
mushroom anchor
mushroom bodies
mushroom body
mushroom cloud
mushroom clouds
mushroom coral
mushroom party
mushroom pimple
mushroom poisoning
mushroom sauce
mushroom wine sauce
mushroomburger
mushroomburgers

Literary usage of Mushroom-shaped cloud

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1. The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic by Ernest Henry Shackleton, Hugh Robert Mill, Tannatt William Edgeworth David (1909)
"Immense masses of steam rushed upwards to at least 2000 ft. above the summit in about half a minute, and spread out to form a vast mushroom-shaped cloud. ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1876)
"... rose a cluster of mountains, from which great quantities of steam were rising and hovering above their summits in a huge mushroom-shaped cloud ; to our ..."

3. The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard (1919)
"A mushroom- shaped cloud of smoke burst four miles upward in air. The spectacle, one of grandeur, was plainly visible even from the Sacramento Valley. ..."

4. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America by Seismological Society of America (1914)
"On July ist there was renewed activity, a dark mushroom-shaped cloud rose high above the peak, and ashes fell at Macomber Flats, thirteen miles away. ..."

5. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1919)
"Three days later a mushroom-shaped cloud was shot up nearly 4 miles, and lava issued from beneath the lid of solid rock, and flowed over the rim of the ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1876)
"... rose a cluster of mountains, from which great quantities of steam were rising and hovering above their summits in a huge mushroom-shaped cloud ; to our ..."

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