Definition of Straw mushroom

1. Noun. Small tropical and subtropical edible mushroom having a white cap and long stem; an expensive delicacy in China and other Asian countries where it is grown commercially.

Exact synonyms: Chinese Mushroom, Volvariella Volvacea
Generic synonyms: Agaric
Group relationships: Genus Volvariella, Volvariella

Definition of Straw mushroom

1. Noun. A small, edible mushroom used primarily in the cuisines of East and Southeast Asia, ''Volvariella volvacea'' ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straw Mushroom

straw boss
straw bosses
straw donor
straw foxglove
straw hat
straw hats
straw man
straw men
straw mushroom (current term)
straw mushrooms
straw nail
straw nails
straw poll
straw polls
straw shoe
straw tick
straw vote
straw wine
strawberry-shrub family

Literary usage of Straw mushroom

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

1. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1884)
"They all wore flat, brown straw, mushroom-shaped hats, they all had dear mamma's nose, they all wore warm brown cloaks and goloshes, and they all had feet! ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1903)
"Men and women, in straw mushroom hats, stood knee-deep in the muck of the paddy fields, and there sounded continuously the murmur of streams and of ..."

3. The Young Woman's Journal (1908)
"These jinrikisha men are short and lean, dressed in loose blue shirts and short tights, wear large straw mushroom-shaped hats, and on their feet are straw ..."

4. A Trip to Lotus Land by Archie Bell (1917)
"Many wear large straw mushroom hats, while multitudes are contented with what appears to be rather scant bathing trunks, as we know them at home. ..."

5. The Story of My Life: Recollections and Reflections by Ellen Terry (1908)
"It was a brown straw mushroom with a dull red feather round it. It was tied under my chin, and I still had my hair down. It was easy enough to me to believe ..."

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