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e·no·ki·ta·ke (ĭ-nō′kē-tä′kē, -dä′-) or e·no·ki·da·ke (-dä′-)
A mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) native to North America and eastern Asia that has a brown cap with a velvety stem when growing outdoors and a small white cap with a long thin stem when cultivated.
[Japanese : enoki, Japanese hackberry tree (Celtis sinensis var. japonica), on whose stumps the mushroom commonly grows + take, mushroom.]
(Plants) a mushroom of the genus Flammulina used in Asian cuisine
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In October when American loggers are hustling the last loads of the season out of the woods, the forests of Japan are teeming with them are local villagers whose harvests of shiitake and enokitake
have made mushrooms a forest product second only to lumber in economic importance.