冬子

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
どん
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
Irregular

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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.

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