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- A flowering plant, Petasites japonicus, native to Asia; giant butterbur.
- Shoots or other parts of the plant used for food or medicine.
2009, International Food Information Service, Dictionary of Food Science and Technology, page 65:
- ["Butterbur"] Refers often to Petasites hybridus (common butterbur), but the leaves of another species, Pentasites japonicus (giant butterbur or fuki), are eaten as a vegetable in Korea and Japan.
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