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- Hyphenation: mai‧ta‧ke
- Grifola frondosa, an edible polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at the bases of trees.
2007 November 9, Stephen Regenold, “Hot on the Trail of the Edible Fungi in Illinois”, New York Times:
- Truffles, maitake, matsutake, king boletes, shiitake and dozens of other edible types are hunted commercially around the planet.