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Noun1.hen-of-the-woods - large greyish-brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
genus Polyporus, Polyporus - type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers
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So when Grafton's David Stephens and Marge Albright left a big clump of hen-of-the-woods mushrooms at our door for my wife to make her famous bisque, I was thrilled.
Maitake or Hen-of-the-woods, Grifola frondosa (Dicks.
There is no mistaking hen-of-the-woods, chicken-of-the-woods, morels, chanterelles, Boletus edulis, shaggy mane, purple-spored puffball and Suillus pictus.