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English definition of “shiitake (mushroom)”

shiitake (mushroom)

noun [C] uk (also shitake)   /ʃɪˈtɑː.ki/ us  
a Japanese or Chinese mushroom, used in cookingTypes of vegetablePlants in generalBacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
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