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ikhowe, noun

Forms:
Also ikowe, i’kowe, and with initial capital.
Plurals:
ikhowes, or amakhowe /amaˈkɔːwe/.
Origin:
ZuluShow more Zulu. For an explanation of plural forms, see ama- and i-.
Any of several species of large edible mushrooms of the genus Termitomyces (family Tricholomataceae), especially T. umkowaanii; beefsteak mushroom sense a.
Note:
T. umkowaanii is also known as Schulzeria umkowaani.
c1948 S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 313The Natal Beefsteak Mushroom or I-kowe (Schulzeria umkowaan).
1987 H. Levin et al. Field Guide to Mushrooms 20The fruit-body of the I’kowe (Beefsteak Mushroom) grows up through the termite nest on an extraordinarily long stem and produces a giant mushroom at the surface.
Any of several species of large edible mushrooms of the genus Termitomyces (family Tricholomataceae), especially T. umkowaanii; beefsteak mushrooma.

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