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[ih-noh-kee] /ɪˈnoʊ ki/
a thin, long-stemmed and tiny-capped white mushroom, Flamma velutipes, native to the northern mountain ranges of Japan and prized as a food.
Also called enokidake [ih-noh-kee-dah-kee] /ɪˌnoʊ kiˈdɑ ki/ (Show IPA), enokitake [ih-noh-kee-tah-kee] /ɪˌnoʊ kiˈtɑ ki/ (Show IPA), golden needle mushroom, velvet stem.
Origin of enoki
< Japanese enoki(-take), equivalent to enoki hackberry, Chinese nettle tree (< *ey no kiy; *ai hackberry + no particle + *koy tree) + take mushroom Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The spirit of the God Kjin resides in the enoki tree, the God to whom very old dolls are dedicated.

    Myths & Legends of Japan

    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 & Legends of Japan

    F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis

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