a thin, long-stemmed and tiny-capped white mushroom, Flamma velutipes, native to the northern mountain ranges of Japan and prized as a food.
Also called enokidake [ih-noh-kee-dah-kee] , enokitake [ih-noh-kee-tah-kee] , golden needle mushroom, velvet stem.

< Japanese enoki(-take), equivalent to enoki hackberry, Chinese nettle tree (< *ey no kiy; *ai hackberry + no particle + *koy tree) + take mushroom

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