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enoki

[ih-noh-kee]
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  1. a thin, long-stemmed and tiny-capped white mushroom, Flamma velutipes, native to the northern mountain ranges of Japan and prized as a food.

Origin of enoki

< Japanese enoki(-take), equivalent to enoki hackberry, Chinese nettle tree (< *ey no kiy; *ai hackberry + no particle + *koy tree) + take mushroom
Also called e·no·ki·da·ke [ih-noh-kee-dah-kee] /ɪˌnoʊ kiˈdɑ ki/, e·no·ki·ta·ke [ih-noh-kee-tah-kee] /ɪˌnoʊ kiˈtɑ ki/, golden needle mushroom, velvet stem.
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Historical Examples

  • The spirit of the God Kjin resides in the enoki tree, the God to whom very old dolls are dedicated.

    Myths &amp; Legends of Japan</p>

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis

  • Kjin is supposed to reside in the enoki tree, and in front of this tree there is a small shrine and torii.

    Myths &amp; Legends of Japan</p>

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis


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