: a genus of white-spored agarics having the pileus laterally sessile or with an eccentric stipe see olive tree agaric , oyster mushroom

Word History


New Latin, from pleur- + Greek ōt-, ous ear; from the shape of some members of the genus

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“Pleurotus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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