champignon

[ sham-pin-yuhn or, especially British, cham-; French shahn-pee-nyawn ]
/ ʃæmˈpɪn yən or, especially British, tʃæm-; French ʃɑ̃ piˈnyɔ̃ /

noun, plural cham·pi·gnons [sham-pin-yuhnz or, especially British, cham-; French shahn-pee-nyawn]. /ʃæmˈpɪn yənz or, especially British, tʃæm-; French ʃɑ̃ piˈnyɔ̃/.

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Origin of champignon

1570–80; <Middle French, apparently ≪ Vulgar Latin *campīn(us) of the field (see camp1, -ine1) + Latin -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for champignon

champignon
/ (tʃæmˈpɪnjən) /

noun

any of various agaricaceous edible mushrooms, esp Marasmius oreades and the meadow mushroomSee also fairy ring

Word Origin for champignon

C16: from French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin campīnus (unattested) of the field, from Latin campus plain, field
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