Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A widely cultivated mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) native to North America and eastern Asia, having a pinlike appearance that superficially resembles the bean sprout. Also called golden needles.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Japanese : enoki, Chinese nettle tree + take, bamboo, mushroom.

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