beefsteak mushroom, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more Transferred use of English beefsteak mushroom a name for Fistulina hepatica.
Either of two species of large edible mushroom:
a. Frequently with distinguishing epithet Natal beefsteak mushroom: ikhowe.
c1948 S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 313The Natal Beefsteak Mushroom or I-kowe (Schulzeria umkowaan).
1954, 1972, 1987 [see ikhowe].
b. (rare.) Boletus edulis of the Boletaceae.
1982 Fox & Norwood Young Food from Veld 233Boletus edulis.., known as stone mushroom, beefsteak mushroom, or cow mushroom, is edible and occurs in the western Cape Province.
Frequently with distinguishing epithet Natal beefsteak mushroom: ikhowe.
Boletus edulis of the Boletaceae.

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