Shroom

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Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly known as magic mushrooms, mushrooms or shrooms, are a polyphyletic, informal group of fungi that contain psilocybin which turns into psilocin upon ingestion. Biological genera containing psilocybin mushrooms include Copelandia, Gymnopilus, Inocybe, Panaeolus, Pholiotina, Pluteus, and Psilocybe. Psilocybin mushrooms have been and continue to be used in indigenous New World cultures in religious, divinatory, or spiritual contexts. Psilocybin mushrooms are also used as recreational drugs. They may be depicted in Stone Age rock art in Africa and Europe, but are most famously represented in the Pre-Columbian sculptures and glyphs seen throughout North, Central and South America.

Shroom (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • 'shroom (especially in “mushroom” sense)

Etymology

Clipping of mushroom.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃɹuːm/
  • Rhymes: -uːm

Noun

shroom (plural shrooms)

  1. (slang, usually in the plural) A magic mushroom: a hallucinogenic fungus.
    • 2009, Sean Williams, Jesus and the Magic Mushroom, Lulu.com (→ISBN), page 33:
      Dosage: The typical amount of beginner “shroom” dosage ranges from 1.5 grams of dried shrooms for a mild experience, to 3.5 grams for an intense experience.
  2. (informal, rare) Any mushroom.
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