Dictionary.com

champignon

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

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/.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of champignon

1570–80; <Middle French, apparently ≪ Vulgar Latin *campīn(us) of the field (see camp1, -ine1) + Latin -iōn--ion
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use champignon in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK