mushroom cloud


noun


Nearby words

  1. mushiness,
  2. mushmelon,
  3. mushmouth,
  4. mushroom,
  5. mushroom anchor,
  6. mushroom slab construction,
  7. mushroom ventilator,
  8. mushy,
  9. mushyheaded,
  10. musial

Origin of mushroom cloud

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for mushroom cloud

mushroom cloud

noun

the large mushroom-shaped cloud of dust, debris, etc produced by a nuclear explosion
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