An edible mushroom, especially the much cultivated species Agaricus bisporus.
[French, alteration of Old French champigneul, probably from Vulgar Latin *(fungus) campiniolus, (fungus) growing in the fields, from Late Latin campānia, countryside; see CAMPAIGN.]
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