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Lentinus edodes


an edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe


plant noun (plants and fungi)




Lentinus edodes*
(* Lentinus edodes may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Shiitake | Lentinula edodes [species]

an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consumed in many Asian countries. It's a feature of many Asian cuisines. It's also considered a medicinal mushroom in some forms of traditional medicine. The name shiitake originates from... (40 of 1722 words, 4 images)


American Heritage Dictionary:

shiitake | Chinese black mushroom | golden oak mushroom | Oriental black mushroom | Lentinus edodes [species]

An edible eastern Asian mushroom "(Lentinus edodes") having an aromatic, fleshy, golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible tough stipe. (23 of 53 words, pronunciation, 1 image)


New World Dictionary:

shiitake | Lentinus edodes [species]

an edible Japanese mushroom from a family (Agaricaceae) of basidiomycetous fungi (11 of 18 words, pronunciation, 1 image)


Oxford Dictionary:

shiitake | shitake | shiitake mushroom | Lentinus edodes [species]

an edible mushroom which grows on fallen timber, cultivated in Japan and China.; Lentinus edodes, family Pleurotaceae, class Hymenomycetes (19 of 56 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

shiitake | Lentinus edodes [species]

a large, meaty, black or dark brown mushroom native to eastern Asia and frequently used in Japanese and Chinese cookery. (20 of 29 words, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

shiitake | shitake | shiitake mushroom

a kind of mushroom widely used in Oriental cookery (9 of 271 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

shiitake (mushroom) | shiitake mushroom | shitake | mushroom [shitake] | shitake mushroom [shitake]

a Japanese or Chinese mushroom, used in cooking (8 of 16 words, pronunciation)



shiitake | shiitakes [plural] | shitake | Lentinula edodes [species] | shitakes [plural]

A wide, brown variety of edible mushroom, Lentinula edodes. (9 of 10 words, 1 image)



shiitake | shitake

a dark Asian mushroom (Lentinus edodes of the family Agaricaceae) widely cultivated especially on woods of the beech family for its edible flavorful ... (23 of 57 words, pronunciations)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

fungus [biology] | fungi [plural] | Saccharomyces cerevisiae [species]

any of about 80,000 known species of organisms of the kingdom Fungi, which includes the yeasts, rusts, smuts, mildews, molds, mushrooms, and ... (22 of 1056 words, 33 images)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

fungus [countable/uncountable, biology] | fungi [plural] | funguses [plural]

a type of plant without leaves, flowers, or green colour that grows mainly in wet places or on decaying substances. There are many types of fungi, ... (26 of 60 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

shiitake | shiitakes [plural] | shiitake mushroom: shiitake mushrooms [plural] | shitake: shitakes [plural] | shitake mushroom: shitake mushrooms [plural] | shiitake mushrooms [plural] | shitakes [plural] | shitake mushrooms [plural] | shiitake mushroom | ...

a dark-colored mushroom with an edible fleshy cap. Native to: East Asia. (12 of 64 words, pronunciations)

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