Definition of Beefsteak fungus

1. Noun. A popular edible fungus with a cap the color of liver or raw meat; abundant in southeastern United States.

Exact synonyms: Fistulina Hepatica
Generic synonyms: Polypore, Pore Fungus, Pore Mushroom
Group relationships: Fistulina, Genus Fistulina



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beefsteak Fungus

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beefed-up
beefed out
beefier
beefiest
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beefinesses
beefing
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beefless
beeflike
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beefsteak
beefsteak begonia
beefsteak fungus (current term)
beefsteak geranium
beefsteak morel
beefsteak plant
beefsteak tomato
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beefwoods
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beegah
beegahs
beegum
beegums
beehive

Literary usage of Beefsteak fungus

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1. Fungi; Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1880)
"... juicy fungus, resembling beefsteak a little in appearance, and so much more in its uses, that the name of " beefsteak fungus" has been given to it. ..."

2. British Fungus-flora: A Classified Text-book of Mycology by George Massee (1892)
"... 2-3 in. thick, sometimes several pilei spring from the same point, red above and inside streaked like beetroot. Popularly known as the beefsteak fungus. ..."

3. Forty years in the medical profession, 1858-1898 by John Janvier Black (1900)
"The beefsteak fungus, Fistulina hepática, grows on stumps, particularly on oak and chestnut stumps. When young the upper side is of a peach-color, ..."

4. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1874)
"There is another very odd fungus found in Europe, called the " beefsteak fungus" (Fistulina hepatica. ..."

5. Moulds, Mildews, and Mushrooms: A Guide to the Systematic Study of the Fungi by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1899)
"The Boletaceae form cushion-like fleshy toadstools provided with pores ; the beefsteak fungus with a lateral stem also belongs with this family. ..."

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