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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of white-spored fleshy fungi of the family Agaricace√¶, having the pileus usually sessile and attached by one side or with a short eccentric stipe. About 250 species have been described, occurring chiefly on decaying wood. P. ostreatus is a common edible species known as the oyster-mushroom, having the flavor of oysters.

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  • n. agarics with white spores and caps having an eccentric stem; an important mushroom of Japan

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