Meaning of hedgehog fungus in English:

hedgehog fungus


  • 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.

    Hydnum repandum, family Hydnaceae, class Hymenomycetes

    ‘Others such as the hedgehog fungus have small teeth which are only visible when one looks under the cap.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The fantastically-named hedgehog fungus with broccoli and the old favorite of prawn with noodles were both well executed.’