oyster mushroom


: an edible mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) that grows especially on deciduous trees and deadwood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Andreas Mershin, a reseach scientist at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and architect Chris Maurer are working on a project to use bricks created from oyster mushroom mycelium to build houses in Namibia. Byian Mount, Fortune, 15 Nov. 2022 Or rather, your oyster mushroom or shiitake or blend of wild mushrooms, which add umami flavor in place of meat. Casey Barber, CNN, 14 Nov. 2022 The king oyster mushroom’s texture is more tender than regular jerky—and just as satisfying. Rachel Ng, Outside Online, 4 Oct. 2022 For lunch, get the fried oyster mushroom sandwich, which will please even the most devoted meat-eaters. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, 25 Aug. 2022 Inspired by the pink oyster mushroom, the piece is not exactly subtle, with an expansive, flower-like top that covers most of your hand. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 25 July 2022 The spectacular ring was designed to mimic a pink oyster mushroom, according to a Guinness World Records news release. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 22 July 2022 The veg sandwich, in which a salty and steroidal oyster mushroom subs for the bird, just gives me the willies. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 5 July 2022 Hamsa has a king oyster mushroom skewer generously drizzled with chimichurri that rivals even the lamb and beef kebab. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 11 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oyster mushroom was in 1875

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“Oyster mushroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oyster%20mushroom. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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