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straw mushroom

[ straw-muhsh-room, -room ]
/ ˈstrɔ ˌmʌʃ rum, -rʊm /
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noun
a small brown mushroom, Volvariella volvacea, used in Asian cuisine.
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Origin of straw mushroom

First recorded in 1915–20; translation of Chinese caǒ gū; so called because the mushrooms are grown on compost of rice straw
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