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enoki

[ih-noh-kee] /ɪˈnoʊ ki/
noun
1.
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] /ɪˌnoʊ kiˈdɑ ki/ (Show IPA), enokitake [ih-noh-kee-tah-kee] /ɪˌnoʊ kiˈtɑ ki/ (Show IPA), golden needle mushroom, velvet stem.
Origin
< 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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  • Miso soup is gentrified, with a dense fragrance of enoki mushrooms and truffle oil.
  • The common cultivated white button and enoki mushrooms are the only ones recommended for eating raw.

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