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  1. oyster mushroom, oyster fungus, oyster agaric, Pleurotus ostreatusnoun

    edible agaric with a soft greyish cap growing in shelving masses on dead wood


  1. oyster mushroomnoun

    A common mushroom prized for its edibility and lack of confusing look-alikes.


  1. oyster mushroom

    Pleurotus is a genus of gilled mushrooms which includes one of the most widely eaten mushrooms, P. ostreatus. Species of Pleurotus may be called oyster, abalone, or tree mushrooms, and are some of the most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms in the world. Pleurotus fungi have also been used in mycoremediation of pollutants, such as petroleum and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.


  1. oyster mushroom

    An oyster mushroom is a type of edible fungus that is commonly cultivated for food. Their name is derived from the similarity in appearance to oysters, with a broad, fan or oyster-shaped cap ranging in color from white to gray or tan. Scientifically known as Pleurotus ostreatus, they are known for their delicate texture and mild, savory flavor. They are also highly valued for their health benefits, including high levels of protein, niacin, and vitamins B and C. They can be found in many habitats around the world growing on decaying wood.


  1. Oyster Mushroom

    Pleurotus ostreatus, the oyster mushroom, is a common edible mushroom. It was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. However, the first documented cultivation was by Kaufert. There is some question about the name Pleurotus corticatus, but no question that he cultivated an oyster mushroom. It is related to the similarly cultivated "king oyster mushroom". Oyster mushrooms can also be used industrially for mycoremediation purposes. The oyster mushroom may be considered a medicinal mushroom, since it contains statins such as lovastatin which work to reduce cholesterol. The oyster mushroom is one of the more commonly sought wild mushrooms, though it can also be cultivated on straw and other media. It often has the scent of anise due to the presence of benzaldehyde.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oyster mushroom in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oyster mushroom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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