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1An edible mushroom.‘we ordered a side of champignons’
- 1.1British short for fairy ring champignon
- ‘I ordered a salad and a pancake with chicken, ham, yellow cheese and champignons.’
- ‘My mind, firing on all cylinders, entertained these notions and more, delirious as I was with cabin fever, lack of social interaction, and those strange pointy champignons I had consumed earlier.’
- ‘These included containers of prawns, mussels, clams, bacon, capsicum (both red and green), cauliflower, champignons, onion, carrot, peas plus more.’
- ‘Drink wine, eat duck, eat potatoes cooked in duck fat and champignons, followed by the best Buche de Noel in the world (details to follow, one day, I hope).’
- ‘It's because the guy on the phone doesn't know that a champignon and a mushroom is one and the same thing.’
- ‘The British mushroom which was most dried in former times was the champignon or fairy ring mushroom.’
- ‘We put in the sautéed champignons.’
- ‘The evening's set menu kicked off with a light champignon soup - only spoons required.’
- ‘A combination of bamboo heart, black fungus, dried black mushrooms, fresh champignons and dried seaweed known as ‘fat chye’ are sometimes referred to as Vegetables Deluxe.’
- ‘For mains, Madame chose the pepper steak, which was presented to her order, while I went for the pork fillets, stuffed with champignons and pancake potatoes.’
Late 16th century: from French, diminutive of Old French champagne ‘open country’ (see champaign).
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