Translation of mushroom in Spanish:


hongo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈməʃˌrum/ /ˈməʃˌrʊm/ /ˈmʌʃruːm/ /ˈmʌʃrʊm/

See Spanish definition of hongo


  • 1

    hongo masculine mainly Latin America
    seta feminine mainly Spain
    callampa feminine Chile
    (rounded, white) champiñón masculine
    to spring up like mushrooms aparecer / brotar como hongos
    • mushroom soup sopa crema de champiñones
    • Mine was painted a kind of pale mushroom colour, with a burgundy couch.
    • Natural colours - pebble, mushroom and lilac - soften the industrial core and contrast well with the metal staircase that links the gallery floors.
    • The decor is trendy and minimalist, with a lot of cream and mushroom shades used, giving it an appearance that is somewhat similar to another nearby wine bar.
    • Soft, pale colors such as creamy Olay white; pale grays with a slight hint of blue, yellow or green; mushroom beiges that are clean and fresh.
    • Fifty years on and technology seems to have leapt on by generations as you see the mushroom shaped cloud of the first nuclear test bomb rising high above the New Mexico desert.
    • I could see black mushrooms of smoke where the shells exploded.
    • Two mushrooms of smoke rose in the sky, about five hundred meters away, and melded together.
    • A mushroom of smoke and flames was billowing up into the clear sky.
    • Secretly, I wished that a mushroom cloud-style explosion could have occurred, resulting in a spot fire.
    • A boy about my age with pale skin and white mushroom cut hair with freckles covering his face caught me and then set me on the ground.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (grow, increase rapidly)
    (town/population/business) crecer rápidamente
    (companies/buildings/newspapers) aparecer como hongos
    (companies/buildings/newspapers) brotar como hongos
    (companies/buildings/newspapers) aparecer como callampas Chile
    (companies/buildings/newspapers) brotar como callampas Chile
    (companies/buildings/newspapers) multiplicarse
    it has mushroomed into a multimillion-dollar business se ha convertido de la noche a la mañana en un negocio multimillonario
    • a mushrooming population/city una población/ciudad que crece desenfrenadamente
    • As the number of golf courses mushrooms, concerns have arisen about the development of young golfers who will bring popularity to the game.
    • Starting from Florence, these protests rapidly mushroomed over the entire country.
    • The federal prison population has mushroomed since the 1980s when stiff mandatory sentences were introduced for federal offenses, especially drug crimes.
    • The global population has mushroomed during the past 150 years as cheap oil has lubricated high levels of food production.
    • Self-contained campuses including health clubs, clinics, shopping complexes and even schools are mushrooming, and developers are offering resort-like living away from the city.
    • Developments are mushrooming in unlikely places all over York.
    • The clubs thrived and mushroomed, many with new purpose-built premises extolling their popularity and prosperity.
    • Yet, paradoxically, Shanghai flourished, mushrooming from a modest fishing town into a global metropolis, international financial centre, cultural cauldron and creative dynamo.
    • The amount of land devoted to development has mushroomed, thanks to the automobile, improved building technology, and greater affluence.
    • She said homelessness had mushroomed during the economic boom, with young people making up larger numbers of those sleeping rough.
    • However, interest in this general technology has mushroomed recently with the development of laser capture microdissection.
    • The limited pluralism evident in the previous period mushroomed so that the needs of Australia's increasingly multicultural population were both served and further fuelled by radio.
    • And its holiday charter business has mushroomed, showing an amazing 600 per cent increase on outbound flights to sun destinations.
    • Overall call numbers increased by four per cent, but employment law enquiries mushroomed by more than double that rate to 55,000.
    • As commercial development intensifies in the inner city, residential developments tend to mushroom in the outer areas.
    • Housing estate after housing estate has mushroomed up along its sides and Aberdeen's population has dropped correspondingly as people move out of town to these new commuter houses.
    • Other, local, NGOs committed to protecting the environment have mushroomed in recent years, adding to an embryonic debate on sustainable development.
    • The ad hoc coalitions and local groups that have mushroomed in recent months now face the rocky prospect of connecting with or transforming themselves into groups equipped for the longer haul.
    • As a result, equity markets throughout the world have mushroomed through direct retail investment and increased investment in mutual and pension fund products.
    • Soon after, she was invited to sing at more concerts in North Dakota and her career mushroomed.
  • 2

    (form mushroom shape)
    formar un hongo
  • 3

    (gather mushrooms)
    to go mushrooming ir a buscar hongos