from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An edible eastern Asian mushroom (Lentinus edodes) having an aromatic, fleshy, golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible tough stipe. Also called Chinese black mushroom, golden oak mushroom, Oriental black mushroom.
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- n. A wide, brown variety of edible mushroom, Lentinula edodes.
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- n. edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe
Japanese : shi, oak + take, mushroom.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 椎茸 (しいたけ, shiitake). (Wiktionary)