beefsteak mushroom


noun

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

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Also called beefsteak fungus.

Origin of beefsteak mushroom

First recorded in 1890–95
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