冬子

JapaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • 冬菇, 冬茸, 冬蓀, 冬藊, ドンコ

EtymologyEdit

Probably cognate with Mandarin 冬菇 (dōnggū, winter mushroom). The final appears to be ateji for , as the latter is not used very much in Japanese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

冬子 (hiragana どんこ, romaji donko)

  1. a type of shiitake mushroom grown during the winter
    Winter cultivation produces a mushroom with thicker flesh, regarded as a higher-quality dried product.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 15 August 2013, at 06:08