One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An edible mushroom which has a cap with a lobed fleshy margin, the underside of which bears downward-pointing spore-bearing spines, common in both Eurasia and North America.
- ‘Others such as the hedgehog fungus have small teeth which are only visible when one looks under the cap.’
- ‘The fantastically-named hedgehog fungus with broccoli and the old favorite of prawn with noodles were both well executed.’
- ‘The hedgehog fungus has spines under the cap that can be easily brushed off.’
- ‘I was checking with my father-in-law who identified it as a hedgehog fungus.’
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