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matsutake

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noun mat·su·ta·ke \ˌmät-su̇-ˈtä-kē, -kā\

Definition of matsutake

plural matsutake also matsutakes

  1. :  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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