shiitake

[shee-ee-tah-key]
noun, plural shiitake.
a large, meaty, black or dark brown mushroom, Lentinus edodes, native to eastern Asia and frequently used in Japanese and Chinese cookery.

Origin:
1875–80; < Japanese, equivalent to shii oak (earlier siwi < sifi < *sipi) + take mushroom (perhaps ta field + ke(y) hair)

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shiitake or shitake (ˌʃɪɪˈtɑːkeɪ)
 
n , pl -take
a kind of mushroom widely used in Oriental cookery
 
[C20: from Japanese shii tree + take mushroom]
 
shitake or shitake
 
n
 
[C20: from Japanese shii tree + take mushroom]

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shiitake
1877, from Japanese, from shii, name of several types of evergreen trees, + take "mushroom."
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Example sentences
Great argument for this cream- and cheese-rich potato-shiitake gratin.
The shiitake log, beneath a plate and topped with a weight to keep it from
  floating.
Savory dinner ones include the corn and shiitake mushroom pie, and the
  cauliflower cheese pie.
Appetizers include offerings of shiitake tempura and pumpkin croquettes.
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