Definition of beefsteak fungus in English:

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beefsteak fungus

(also beefsteak mushroom)

noun

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
Example sentences
  • 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.
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