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dryad saddle

Syllabification: dry·ad sad·dle

Definition of dryad saddle in English:

noun

A common polypore growing on tree stumps and logs, having a scaly, yellowish-brown upper surface, found in both North America and Eurasia and edible when young.
  • Polyporus squamosus, family Polyporaceae, class Hymenomycetes
Example sentences
  • P. squamosus, the scaly polypore or dryad's saddle, also occurs in both Europe and North America.
  • Dryad's saddle grows on living and dead hardwoods, mostly in Eastern North America, but occasionally in the west.
  • Dryad's saddle is a mushroom that appears on dead trees, or on trees that soon will be dead.

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