matsutake

noun
mat·​su·​ta·​ke | \ ˌmät-su̇-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 synonym Armillaria ponderosa) of northern North America that is similar to the Japanese matsutake

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The mushrooms, an expensive variety known as songyi in Korea and matsutake in Japan, are prized for their intense flavor. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "Korean Leaders Take Diplomacy to New Heights," 20 Sep. 2018 Tightly wound strips of lobster tagliatelle are graced with king crab meat and matsutake mushroom butter, in a bit of richness-on-richness indulgence. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Band of Bohemia's chef Ian Davis is a name to watch," 16 Mar. 2018 The Relais & Châteaux restaurant is known for dishes like venison loin and tongue with matsutake mushrooms, Jerusalem artichoke purée, and wild blackberry, all made with ingredients supplied by local farmers and suppliers. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Montreal," 13 July 2015 Start with the matsutake mushroom soup, a teapot of the earthiest broth west of Kyoto. Condé Nast Traveler, "Katsu," 25 Aug. 2017 Start with the matsutake mushroom soup, a teapot of the earthiest broth west of Kyoto. Condé Nast Traveler, "Katsu," 25 Aug. 2017 Start with the matsutake mushroom soup, a teapot of the earthiest broth west of Kyoto. Condé Nast Traveler, "Katsu," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of matsutake

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for matsutake

Japanese matsu-take, matsudake, from matsu pine tree + take mushroom

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