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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.]
n, pl -take
(Cookery) a kind of mushroom widely used in Oriental cookery
[C20: from Japanese shii tree + take mushroom]
shi•i•ta•ke(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]
shiitake- Japanese for "evergreen beech, chinquapin" (shii) and "mushroom" (take).
See also related terms for mushroom.
A Japanese mushroom.
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|Noun||1.||shiitake - edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe|
Chinese black mushroom, golden oak mushroom, Lentinus edodes, Oriental black mushroom, shiitake mushroom
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
n pl <shiitake> (Bot) → Shitakepilz m