pleurotus definition

  • noun:
    • A large genus of white-spored fleshy fungi of the family Agaricace√¶, obtaining the pileus typically sessile and connected by one side or with a quick eccentric stipe. About 250 types have-been explained, occurring mainly on decaying wood. P. ostreatus is a type of edible types referred to as oyster-mushroom, getting the flavor of oysters.
    • agarics with white spores and limits having an eccentric stem; an essential mushroom of Japan

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