an edible bracket fungus, Fistulina hepatica, that grows on trees and can rot the heartwood of living oaks and chestnuts.
- Also called beefsteak fungus.
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How to use beefsteak mushroom in a sentence
On the way back, Mrs. Vernon showed the scouts the earmarks of the beefsteak mushroom.
"beefsteak mushroom—finest steaks ever tasted," came reassuringly from the Captain.
"Oh, only a beefsteak-mushroom and a scout-twist," returned Julie, nonchalantly.
To his great joy, Pike recognized it at once as the beefsteak mushroom.Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers | Samuel Scoville
With fifteen eggs and two pounds of beefsteak mushroom under his belt, the corporal felt like another man.Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers | Samuel Scoville