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beefsteak mushroom

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

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called beefsteak fungus.
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  • "Oh, only a beefsteak-mushroom and a scout-twist," returned Julie, nonchalantly.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy