shiitake mushroom

Lentinus edodes. A dark oriental mushroom widely used as a food. Several anticancer substances have been found in shiitake mushrooms, including lentinan, which has been studied in Japan as a treatment for stomach and colorectal cancer.

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  • shiitake mushroom — noun edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe • Syn: ↑shiitake, ↑Chinese black mushroom, ↑golden oak mushroom, ↑Oriental black mushroom, ↑Lentinus edodes • Hypernyms: ↑fungus …   Useful english dictionary

  • shiitake mushroom — /ʃɪtaki ˈmʌʃrum/ (say shitahkee mushroohm) noun an edible mushroom, Lentinus edodes, native to Japan and thought to have health giving properties. Also, shiitake. {Japanese, from shii type of evergreen tree upon which the mushroom grows + take… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shiitake mushroom dermatitis — (also known as Flagellate mushroom dermatitis, [1] Mushroom worker s disease, [1] and Shiitake induced toxicoderma [1]) is a cutaneous condition that occurs after eating large amounts of raw or partially cooked shiitake mushrooms.[1] See also… …   Wikipedia

  • Shiitake — Scientific classification Kingdom: Fungi Phylum: Ba …   Wikipedia

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  • shiitake — noun edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe • Syn: ↑shiitake mushroom, ↑Chinese black mushroom, ↑golden oak mushroom, ↑Oriental black mushroom, ↑Lentinus edodes • Hypernyms: ↑fungus …   Useful english dictionary

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  • shiitake — 1877, from Japanese, from shii, name of several types of evergreen trees, + take mushroom …   Etymology dictionary

  • shiitake — [shē tä′kē] n. [Jpn] an edible Japanese mushroom (Lentinus edodes) from a family (Agaricaceae) of basidiomycetous fungi …   English World dictionary

  • Mushroom — The mushroom Amanita muscaria, commonly known as fly agaric A mushroom is the fleshy, spore bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name mushroom is the cultivated… …   Wikipedia

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