Definition of cauliflower fungus in English:

cauliflower fungus

Syllabification: cau·li·flow·er fun·gus
(also cauliflower mushroom)

noun

  • An edible fungus that forms a distinctive fruiting body with a yellowish lobed surface, growing on wood and other plant debris in both Eurasia and North America.
    • Genus Sparassis and family Sparassidaceae, class Basidiomycetes: several species, in particular S. crispa
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    • However, what is properly called cauliflower fungus in English belongs to another family.
    • Our western cauliflower fungus has a characteristic deep-rooted base, which the eastern cauliflower fungus lacks.
    • The more adventurous should also look out for the spectacular, nutty cauliflower fungus at the foot of pine trees or the under-appreciated oak milk cap, which has a carroty flavour.

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