- a large, meaty, black or dark brown mushroom, Lentinus edodes, native to eastern Asia and frequently used in Japanese and Chinese cookery.
Origin of shiitake
Examples from the Web for shiitake
Contemporary Examples of shiitake
Sauté the shiitake mushrooms in the soy sauce, sesame oil, and minced garlic.A Korean New Year's Day Menu
February 10, 2011
Historical Examples of shiitake
The Japanese are very successful in cultivating a mushroom which they call "Shiitake" or "Lepiota shiitake."
There are three varieties of "Shiitake," the spring, summer, and autumn crops differing somewhat in quality.
- a kind of mushroom widely used in Oriental cookery
Word Origin for shiitake
1877, from Japanese, from shii, name of several types of evergreen trees, + take "mushroom."