oyster mushroom


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 Currently, lion’s mane, shiitake, tree oyster, pink oyster and yellow oyster mushroom kits are available for $25 each. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "How growing kitchen mushrooms can break up the endless quarantine moments," 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, "Gordon Ramsay Thrives off the Louisiana Land and Waterways," 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, "7 Dallas-area vegan restaurants with great grub to go," 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, "He’s delivering your groceries to you. He’s also risking his life.," 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, "Farmers’ markets are still open during coronavirus. But farmers’ livelihoods remain uncertain," 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, "To Stay Afloat, the Restaurant Business Clings to ‘Contactless Delivery’," 19 Mar. 2020 Royal oyster mushrooms are lightly battered, deep-fried, and presented with chili-garlic mayonnaise. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 20 June 2019 Inside are lion’s mane, shiitake, porcini, and oyster mushrooms, waiting for their turn in the spotlight. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "The Ultimate Mushroom Trip? A Foraging Weekend in Big Sur," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of oyster mushroom

1875, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2020

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“Oyster mushroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oyster%20mushroom. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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