an edible Japanese mushroom (Lentinus edodes) from a family (Agaricaceae) of basidiomycetous fungi
Origin of shiitakeJapanese from shii, name for any of several trees + take, mushroom
A mushroom (Lentinula edodes) native to East Asia, having an edible golden or dark brown cap.
Origin of shiitakeJapanese shii the East Asian species of chinquapin Castanopsis cuspidata ( on the dead logs of which the mushroom is often cultivated ) take mushroom
(plural shiitake or shiitakes)
- A wide, brown variety of edible mushroom, Lentinula edodes.