(also beefsteak mushroom)
An edible reddish-brown bracket fungus that resembles raw beef. Native to both Eurasia and North America, it usually grows on oak or sweet chestnut trees.
- Fistulina hepatica, family Fistulinaceae, class Hymenomycetes.
- Clean and cut the beefsteak fungus into fine slices and place in a frying pan with finely chopped shallots and garlic.
- This is a beefsteak fungus; it looks like a slab of meat and it ‘bleeds’ when you cut into it.
- I was delighted to find a beefsteak fungus growing on an oak tree by Wimpole Hall.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: beef·steak fun·gus
Definition of beefsteak fungus in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.