oyster mushroom

noun

Definition of oyster mushroom 

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

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From pearl onions and oyster mushrooms to Japanese eggplant and salad greens (yep, even arugula). Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "12 Secrets to Grilling Perfect Veggies, According to a Chef," 25 June 2018 Among the early-season treasures here are radishes and multiple varieties of lettuce from Harvest Point Farm, blue oyster mushrooms from Northern Fungi, and greenhouse cukes and tomatoes from Pam's Veggies. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Early spring greens and herbs – plus tomatoes, cukes and colorful chard – await you at local markets," 5 June 2018 That includes the more esoteric varieties like oyster mushrooms, hen of the woods and beech mushrooms that are frequently slapped with this label. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Dishonest menus: Diners, beware of 7 restaurant lies you may be swallowing right now," 13 June 2018 At this camping-themed restaurant, order Hungry Dad ($21.95) for a New York steak with peewee potatoes, mushroom cream and oyster mushroom chips. Wendy Killeen, azcentral, "Father's Day 2018: Food and drink deals around Phoenix will help you say thanks to Dad," 11 June 2018 Kissimmee River Mushrooms of Okeechobee’s oyster mushrooms in Islands Dining Room and Bula Bar & Grille. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Loews resorts at Universal Orlando highlighting Florida flavors," 23 Apr. 2018 While there’s sometimes a bit of natural texture (oyster mushrooms), fresh mushrooms will generally have firm, smooth caps and stems. Onions: Look for onions that are firm and heavy, with their papery skins intact. Jennifer Farley, charlotteobserver, "The produce aisle cheat sheet you shouldn't shop without | Charlotte Observer," 10 Apr. 2018 The monastery now produces around 1,400 pounds of mushrooms each week — half oyster mushrooms, half shiitake. Stephen Hiltner, New York Times, "The World Is Changing. This Trappist Abbey Isn’t. Can It Last?," 17 Mar. 2018 Look for blue oyster mushrooms both fresh and powered, along with a grow kit. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Get your fish fix at Anchorage farmers markets this week," 24 Jan. 2018

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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