Business / Construction / Mushroom: The unacceptable occurrence when the top of a caisson concrete pier spreads out and hardens to become wider than the foundation wall thickness.

Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma sinensis)

Health / Herbs / Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma sinensis): An immunostimulant MORE

Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes)

Health / Herbs / Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes): Helps Immune system. MORE


Life Style / Wine / Corked: A tasting term used to describe wines contaminated by trichloroanisole (a corked wine is not one with bits of cork floating in it). This chemical compound is the product of mould infection in the cork MORE

The Other World

Entertainment / Literature / The Other World: A motif in folklore and mythology in which an alternative world exists in conjunction with the physical world. This world is typically occupied by mysterious or unknowable beings that resemble humanit MORE

Commodity Promotion Programs

Business / Agriculture / Commodity Promotion Programs: Programs that advertise and promote an agricultural commodity or product without reference to the specific farmer, brand name, or manufacturer. Producers can and do organize voluntary commodity promot MORE


Science / Biology / Basidiomycetes: The club fungi, a major group of fungi that all produce a structure (basidium) on which basidiospores are produced. Includes mushrooms and toadstools. MORE