Definition of cauliflower fungus in English:

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cauliflower fungus

(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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: cau·li·flow·er fun·gus

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