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「なんて立派な干しシイタケ。上等のどんこだよっ。」
What splendid dried mushrooms! They're first-class ????

What is どんこ in this sentence? The dictionaries only mention a kind of fish.

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Because the text says ”立派な干ししいたけ,” it's not a fish called "どんこ,” famously found in the Ariake shoal in northern Kyushu.

どんこ(冬子、冬菇 in Kanji)is a shiitake mushroom grown in winter time. It has a thick “body and meat,” and is very delicious. The dried “Donko” is regarded as the highest class of shiitake and precious. It could be our 垂涎の的 ー the target of gourmands.

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    I can confirm this with a Super Daijirin Japanese Dictionary. – Alejandro Cremades Rocamora Mar 23 '16 at 1:19
  • 冬菇 dōnggū is also the Chinese word for the shiitake. – jogloran Mar 24 '16 at 6:28

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