noun, plural cham·pi·gnons [sham-pin-yuh nz or, esp. British, cham-; French shahn-pee-nyawn] /ʃæmˈpɪn yənz or, esp. British, tʃæm-; French ʃɑ̃ piˈnyɔ̃/.
- champion of england,
Origin of champignon
Examples from the Web for champignon
This champignon possesses the advantage of drying readily, and preserving its aroma for a long time.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Champignon says it breaks his heart to serve up a dinner to their society.The History of Pendennis|William Makepeace Thackeray
One dines at the Gran Hotel Kast after the fashion of a champignon sous cloche.The Unspeakable Perk|Samuel Hopkins Adams
This meaning very nearly resembles that of the French name of one kind of mushroom, champignon.
Word Origin for champignon
"mushroom," 1570s, from Middle French champignon (14c.), with change of suffix, from Old French champegnuel, from Vulgar Latin *campaniolus "that which grows in the field," from Late Latin campaneus "pertaining to the fields," from campania "level country" (see campaign (n.)).