shiitake

[ shee-ee-tah-key ]
/ ˌʃi iˈtɑ keɪ /

noun, plural shi·i·ta·ke.

a large, meaty, black or dark brown mushroom, Lentinus edodes, native to eastern Asia and frequently used in Japanese and Chinese cookery.

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Origin of shiitake

1875–80; < Japanese, equivalent to shii oak (earlier siwi < sifi < *sipi) + take mushroom (perhaps ta field + ke(y) hair)
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shiitake

shitake

/ (ˌʃɪɪˈtɑːkeɪ) /

noun plural -take

a kind of mushroom widely used in Oriental cookery

Word Origin for shiitake

C20: from Japanese shii tree + take mushroom
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