blewits


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blewits

(ˈbluːɪts)
n
(Plants) (functioning as singular) an edible saprotroph agaricaceous fungus, Tricholoma saevum, having a pale brown cap and bluish stalk
[C19: probably based on blue]
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Noun1.blewits - edible agaric that is pale lilac when youngblewits - edible agaric that is pale lilac when young; has a smooth moist cap
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
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Other popular types include horse mushrooms, trumpet chanterelles, porcini, hedgehog mushrooms, chicken of the woods, saffron milk caps and wood blewits.
Both wood blewits and field blewits are generally regarded as edible, but they are known to cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
Tiny, delicate mousserons, firm blewits, super-tasty chanterelles and the exquisitemorelmushrooms are all pushing from the leaf litter to tempt the wandering picker.
of tenor and vehicle: "you will lie on the bed/of your own entrails,//to be fist-fucked all night/by blewits, or by chanterelles,/until the morning that never comes.