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beefsteak mushroom

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noun
  1. an edible bracket fungus, Fistulina hepatica, that grows on trees and can rot the heartwood of living oaks and chestnuts.

Origin of beefsteak mushroom

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called beefsteak fungus.
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British Dictionary definitions for beefsteak fungus

beefsteak fungus

noun
  1. an edible reddish bracket fungus, Fistulina hepatica, that grows esp on oak trees and oozes a bloodlike juice
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