Origin of champignonFr, altered from Old French champaignuel from Vulgar Latin an unverified form campaniolus from Late Latin campania, field: see campaign
An edible mushroom, especially the much cultivated species Agaricus bisporus.
Origin of champignonFrench alteration of Old French champigneul probably from Vulgar Latin (fungus) campiniolus (fungus) growing in the fields from Late Latin campānia countryside ; see campaign .
- Agaricus bisporus, the mushroom species most commonly used in cooking
- Many other fungi in addition to the fairy-ring champignon grow in circles, so that this habit must merely be taken with its other characters in cases of doubt.
- The mushroom is a semi-deliquescent fungus which rapidly falls into putridity in decay, whilst the champignon dries up into a leathery substance in the sun, but speedily revives and takes its original form again after the first shower.
- The most complete and symmetrical grass rings are formed by Marasmius oreades, the fairy ring champignon, but the mushroom and many other species occasionally form rings, both on grass-lands and in woods.
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- A small esculent ally of the champignon, named M.