Definition of oyster mushroom in English:

Share this entry

oyster mushroom



A widely distributed edible fungus with a greyish-brown oyster-shaped cap and a very short or absent stem, growing on the wood of broadleaved trees and causing rot.
  • Pleurotus ostreatus, family Pleurotaceae, class Hymenomycetes
Example sentences
  • For example the oyster fungus, often called the oyster mushroom, has a very short, offset stem.
  • Blue Valley Gardens brings about a dozen crops to market each year - broiler chickens and eggs, strawberries, Shiitake and oyster mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, garlic and herbs.
  • This evening I served the steak with pak choi, oyster mushrooms, snow peas, slow roasted tomatoes, soya and lime vinaigrette and horseradish oil.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.