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mushroom into something

Fig. to grow suddenly into something large or important. The question of pay suddenly mushroomed into a major matter. The unpaid bill mushroomed into a nasty argument and, finally, a court battle.
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magic mushrooms

and sacred mushrooms
n. mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe, which cause visions or hallucinations when eaten. (Drugs.) Magic mushrooms are okay because they are natural, or something like that. They sometimes call peyote cactus buds, the “sacred mushrooms.”
See also: magic, mushroom

sacred mushrooms

See also: mushroom, sacred
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6 ( ANI ): Mushroom farmers in Himachal Pradesh are looking forward to exporting their brand of hill-grown mushrooms, even as the state is emerging as a farmer-friendly hub and setting an example for farmers in other parts of the country to emulate.
He [Kim] called on the farm to mass-produce fungi to send them to mushroom farms to be built in the future and compile good technical guides for cultivating mushrooms in an industrial method for various units," said state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
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The company, created by Cynan Jones, was awarded the Most Innovative Product for its Mushroom seasoning and their Mushroom "Caviar" was also among the winning entries at the Real Food Festival hosted by the National Trust in London this autumn.
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Klerken's roots in the mushroom business go back to his teenage years, when he worked at Champex, a mushroom-growing and canning company founded by his father in 1963.
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The Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival took over the arboretum for the day with food booths, a hayride, scores of costumed festivalgoers and, naturally, displays of mushrooms.
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However, it has been hypothesized that the manna found in the Christian bible may have been a kind of mushroom sent by God to feed Israelites during their stay in the desert.