Definition of matsutake
plural matsutake also matsutakes
: 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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