oyster mushroom

noun

Definition of oyster mushroom

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

Examples of oyster mushroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vegan options include oyster mushroom wings and cauliflower wings, vegan burgers, chicken patties, pepperoni and sausage for pizza, and vegan mozzarella. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 17 May 2021 Millennium’s fried calamari-like oyster mushroom appetizer ($15) makes an appearance here. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, 18 Aug. 2020 Currently, lion’s mane, shiitake, tree oyster, pink oyster and yellow oyster mushroom kits are available for $25 each. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, 10 June 2020 The swamp pantry also offers oyster mushrooms that are found on decaying trees, fresh greens like the stalks of chadrons (the Cajun-French name for thistles), and satsumas—a variety of mandarin orange. National Geographic, 20 May 2020 That includes adding new menu items like the Southern Dinner Catch with fried oyster mushrooms, and chips and queso. Dalila Thomas, Dallas News, 11 May 2020 The customer would take the oyster mushrooms, but the shortages kept coming and the responses to his questions slowed. Ellen Mccarthy, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Apr. 2020 The North Berkeley Farmers’ Market was surprisingly bustling on Thursday afternoon, with farmers hawking petite cone cabbages, oyster mushrooms and golden beets. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, 20 Mar. 2020 Through a new website, homebound customers can order 12-ounce containers of beef or mushroom sauce spiced with bird’s-eye chiles and Sichuan peppercorns, or containers of two milder sauces based on oyster mushrooms. Pete Wells, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of oyster mushroom

1875, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2021

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“Oyster mushroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oyster%20mushroom. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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