Meaning of shiitake

shi•i•ta•ke

Pronunciation: (shē"ē-tä'kā), [key]
— pl. -ke.
  1. 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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