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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Start with the matsutake mushroom soup, a teapot of the earthiest broth west of Kyoto.
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Origin and Etymology of matsutake
Japanese matsu-take, matsudake, from matsu pine tree + take mushroom
First Known Use: 1883See Words from the same year
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