Definition of Oyster mushroom

1. Noun. Edible agaric with a soft greyish cap growing in shelving masses on dead wood.

Exact synonyms: Oyster Agaric, Oyster Fungus, Pleurotus Ostreatus
Generic synonyms: Agaric
Group relationships: Genus Pleurotus, Pleurotus

Definition of Oyster mushroom

1. Noun. A common mushroom prized for its edibility and lack of confusing look-alikes. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oyster Mushroom

oyster bank
oyster bar
oyster bed
oyster beds
oyster catcher
oyster crab
oyster cracker
oyster crackers
oyster dressing
oyster drill
oyster drills
oyster farm
oyster farms
oyster fish
oyster fungus
oyster mushroom (current term)
oyster mushrooms
oyster park
oyster plant
oyster sauce
oyster shell
oyster shooter
oyster stew
oyster stuffing

Literary usage of Oyster mushroom

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1901)
"oyster mushroom (Edible) Pleurotus ostreatus or tinted with ash colour or brown. Gills or Lamella—White, or tinted with ash; broad; growing down Cap or ..."

2. Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and how to Distinguish Them: A Selection by William Hamilton Gibson (1899)
"... oyster mushroom (Plate 14), Elm mushroom (Plate 15), Puff-balls (Plate 34), and Champignon (Plate 8). To exclude all fungi which grow in dark, ..."

3. A Manual of Domestic Economy: Suited to Families Spending from £150 to £1500 by John Henry Walsh (1874)
"It is used in country places to restrain the flow of blood in recent cuts, and is taken internally for haemorrhage. Fig. 15.—oyster mushroom. ..."

4. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1900)
"The oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus). Frequently you will see a shelf-like fungus ... If so, you have the famous oyster mushroom or one of its family. ..."

5. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1880)
"The delicious oyster mushroom, renowned since antiquity (Fries). Agave Americana, Linne". The gigantic Aloe of Central America. It comes here into flower in ..."

6. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1890)
"Oyster " mushroom (Agaricus ostreatus). Found on dead tree trunks in the autumn. Top cinereous in color. Gills white, stem eccentric or altogether wanting. ..."

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