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Beefsteak mushroom

an edible bracket fungus, Fistulina hepatica, that grows on trees and can rot the heartwood of living oaks and chestnuts.
Historical Examples

On the way back, Mrs. Vernon showed the scouts the earmarks of the beefsteak mushroom.
Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy

To his great joy, Pike recognized it at once as the beefsteak mushroom.
Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers Samuel Scoville

With fifteen eggs and two pounds of beefsteak mushroom under his belt, the corporal felt like another man.
Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers Samuel Scoville

“beefsteak mushroom—finest steaks ever tasted,” came reassuringly from the Captain.
Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy


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