冬子

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably cognate with Mandarin 冬菇 (dōnggū, winter mushroom). The final appears to be ateji for , as the latter is not used very much in Japanese.

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Noun[edit]

冬子 (hiragana どんこ, romaji donko)

  1. a type of shiitake mushroom grown during the winter
    Winter cultivation produces a mushroom with thicker flesh, regarded as a higher-quality dried product.

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