matsutake


mat·su·ta·ke

noun \ˌmät-s-ˈtä-kē, -kā\
plural matsutake also matsutakes

Definition of MATSUTAKE

:  a large brownish edible Japanese mushroom (Tricholoma matsutake) having firm flesh and a spicy aroma; also :  a large whitish mushroom (Tricholoma magnivelere syn. Armillaria ponderosa) of northern North America that is similar to the Japanese matsutake

Origin of MATSUTAKE

Japanese matsu-take, matsudake, from matsu pine tree + take mushroom
First Known Use: 1883

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