椎茸

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しい
Grade: S
たけ
Jinmeiyō
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(shī, shii tree) +‎ ‎(take, mushroom), as the shii tree provides the dead logs on which it is typically cultivated.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

椎茸 ‎(hiragana しいたけ, katakana シイタケ, romaji shītake, historical hiragana しひたけ)

  1. A type of edible mushroom, Lentinula edodes, the shiitake mushroom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3