hen-of-the-woods
hen-of-the-woods hen-of-the-woods n. A large grayish-brown edible fungus ({Polyporus frondosus}) forming a mass of overlapping caps at the base of trees that somewhat resembles a hen.

Syn: hen of the woods, {Polyporus frondosus}. [WordNet 1.5]


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