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.
Tiny, delicate mousserons, firm blewits, super-tasty chanterelles and the exquisitemorelmushrooms are all pushing from the leaf litter to tempt the wandering picker.
Of Muldoon's many deployments of the self-inwoven simile, perhaps the opening lines of "Gathering Mushrooms" may be the most memorable: "The rain comes flapping through the yard/like a tablecloth that she hand-embroidered./My mother has left it on the line./It is sodden with rain." More pertinent here is another example from Quoof, "Blewits," that one might say incarnates the inversion/invasive principle of that form.
I've expanded a bit on shiitake production, but actually there are a number of mushrooms of easy culture--oyster mushroom, blewits, king stropharia, and chicken-of-the-woods.