Definition of shiitake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shiitake

 noun
(also shitake)noun
BrE BrE//ʃɪˈtɑːki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪˈtɑːki//
 
; BrE BrE//ʃiːˈtɑːki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃiːˈtɑːki//
 
(also shiitake mushroom)(from Japanese)
 
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a type of Japanese or Chinese mushroom Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Japanese, from shii, denoting a kind of oak, + take ‘mushroom’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shiitake