Mushroom spawn


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mushroom spawn (Bot) the mycelium, or primary filamentous growth, of the mushroom; also, cakes of earth and manure containing this growth, which are used for propagation of the mushroom.
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In literature:

Dry herbs and mushroom spawn.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The Mycelium is commonly called the spawn of mushrooms.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Or would you rather have some mushroom spawn?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, May 27, 1914" by Various
Mill-track mushroom spawn is advertised by some of our seedsmen, but what they sell under this name is only the ordinary English brick spawn.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
The spawn of the mushroom is the popular word used in speaking of the mycelium of the mushroom.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Spawn, the popular name for mycelium, used in growing mushrooms.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
On this put the spawn or seed of the mushroom, in rows of six inches apart.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
One of the principal causes of the failure of mushroom culture in this country is the use of old or poor spawn.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
The mushroom-growers call it 'mushroom spawn' because they use it to spread over the ground for new crops.
"Through Magic Glasses and Other Lectures" by Arabella B. Buckley
Its white, filamentous, and downy threads have the odour of mushrooms, and the spawn is, therefore, very easily recognised.
"Mushroom Culture" by W. Robinson