lawyer's wig

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The lawyer's wig, Coprinus comatus

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lawyer's wig (plural lawyer's wigs)

  1. An edible mushroom (Coprinus comatus)
    • 1966, Robert Pinget, in Plays, Volume 2, Hill and Wang, page 144,
      "You find parasols and lawyer's wig more in the fields, and pholiota..."
    • 1999, Fungigirl, in free.uk.nature.mushrooms:
      "These Lawyer's Wig fungi are for me the best tasting mushrooms, even better than cepes and they are wonderful just gently fried in butter. "
    • 2003, Charles L. Fergus, Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast, Stackpole Books, page 33:
      "In Britain, Coprinus comatus is dubbed the Lawyer's Wig."

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