Etymology
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shiitake (n.)

1877, from Japanese, from shii, name of several types of evergreen trees, + take "mushroom."

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Definitions of shiitake

shiitake (n.)
edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe;
Synonyms: shiitake mushroom / Chinese black mushroom / golden oak mushroom / Oriental black mushroom / Lentinus edodes
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