Definition of matsutake in English:

matsutake

(also matsutaki)

noun

  • An edible fungus, Tricholoma matsutake (family Tricholomataceae), found in pine forests of Japan and Korea, and much prized as a delicacy in Japan. Also: any of several other edible fungi of the same genus, found in North American pine forests.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Perry (Iowa) Chief. From Japanese matsutake (also arch. and dialectal matsudake) from matsu pine + take (also -dake, combining form) mushroom.

Pronunciation

matsutake

/matsʊˈtaki//matsʊˈtɑːki//matsʊˈtɑːkeɪ/