beefsteak mushroom

beef′steak mush′room
n.
fng an edible bracket fungus, Fistulina hepatica, that grows on trees and can rot the heartwood of living oaks and chestnuts. Also called beef′steak fun′gus.
Etymology: 1890–95

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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