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hen of the woods

noun
1.
a large, grayish-brown, edible fungus, Polyporus frondosus, forming a mass of overlapping caps at the base of trees and somewhat resembling a hen.
Also, hen-of-the-woods.
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  • Mushrooms are starting to come out, with chicken mushrooms and hen of the woods having been found.

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