wood mushroom

[English] plural wood mushrooms

The wood mushroom is a good edible mushroom with a smell of aniseed found in woods in autumn (US: fall). It is related to the button mushroom and the horse mushroom, than which it is smaller at around 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) in diameter. (If gathering mushrooms you must be absolutely certain what you have before you eat them as many are very poisonous.)

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