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Mushroom

(an archaic form is mushrump). (French, mousseron, a white mushroom; Latin, muscus, moss.)

“Vocatur fungus muscarum, eo quod in lacte pulverizatus interflcit muscas.” —Albertus Magnus, vii. 345.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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