One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A common edible European mushroom with a funnel-shaped cap, growing in open grassy places and woodland clearings.
- ‘Beneath a municipal stand of birch trees the brown funnel caps mixed with the fallen leaves to create a carpet of autumn tints.’
- ‘Back at Brandon Country Park, Jonathan lights the burner and rustles up a mushroom surprise: we've got ceps, flowery orange chanterelles, grey-brown funnel caps and a big, fat, blood-red crab russula.’
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