noun, plural shi·i·ta·ke.

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

noun plural -take

  1. a kind of mushroom widely used in Oriental cookery

n.1877, from Japanese, from shii, name of several types of evergreen trees, + take “mushroom.”

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