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Lentinula edodes


 (shē-tä′kē, shē′ē-tä′kĕ)
n. pl. shiitake
A mushroom (Lentinula edodes) native to East Asia, having an edible golden or dark brown cap.

[Japanese : shii, the East Asian species of chinquapin Castanopsis cuspidata (on the dead logs of which the mushroom is often cultivated) + take, mushroom.]
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(ˌʃɪɪˈtɑːkeɪ) or


n, pl -take
(Cookery) a kind of mushroom widely used in Oriental cookery
[C20: from Japanese shii tree + take mushroom]
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(ˌʃi iˈtɑ keɪ)

n., pl. -ke.
a large, meaty, black or dark brown mushroom, Lentinus edodes, native to E Asia and used in Japanese and Chinese cooking.
[1875–80; < Japanese]
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- Japanese for "evergreen beech, chinquapin" (shii) and "mushroom" (take).
See also related terms for mushroom.
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A Japanese mushroom.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shiitake - edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe
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 Lentinus, Lentinus - a genus of fungus belonging to the family Tricholomataceae
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n pl <shiitake> (Bot) → Shitakepilz m
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Vieira [27] used these leaf sheaths to produce food such as fiber cookies; his study also pointed out the use of sheaths as substrates for cultivation of the fungal species Pycnoporus sanguineus [28] and Lentinula edodes [29].
Various fungi, such as Bjerkanderaadusta, Ceriporiopsis subvermispora, Ganoderma sp., Lentinula edodes, Pleurotus sp., Phlebia brevispora, and Tinea versicolor [T.
Bird's nest fungi (Cyathus spp.) isolates KK1, KK2, KK3, KK4 and Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) showed the best activities against F.
[29] investigated the effect of ammonium tartrate on the production of laccase by Lentinula edodes, and showed that the appropriate N source greatly influenced the production of this enzyme.
My extension program in Guilan province, Northern Iran, focuses on the production of shiitake (Lentinula edodes L.) mushrooms because they are becoming the best known of the exotic mushrooms, but there are several others to consider, too [37-40].
Antimicrobial properties of shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes).
brasiliensis) and Lentinula edodes productions in the enrichment of a soil-based potting media for lettuce (Lactuca sativa) cultivation: growth promotion and soil bioremediation.
Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) is a generic term to describe a plant polysaccharide extracted from a liquid culture of basidiomycetous mycelia of Lentinula edodes. AHCC has immune-stimulating activity, anticancer activity, cancer-preventive actions and can prevent side effects during cancer chemotherapy.
Inducao de resistencia em tomateiro por extratos aquosos de Lentinula edodes e Agaricus blazei contra Ralstonia solanacearum.
Enzymatically modified rice bran is produced by exposing crude fiber from rice bran to enzymes isolated from the Japanese culinary mushroom shiitake (Lentinula edodes).