Pleurotus

noun Pleu·ro·tus \plu̇ˈrōtəs\

Definition of Pleurotus

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

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Origin and Etymology of pleurotus

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


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