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TURKEY TAIL / (ter-kee tayl) / n. / 1. / Also known as Trametes versicolor, a fungus that is most common in the North American woods, where it is found virtually anywhere there are dead hardwood logs and stumps; n. / 2. / A mushroom known for its flayed-out ridges that resemble a turkey’s plumage; n. / 3. / A member of the polypore family with a tough and chewy consistency that is typically steeped in a tea and consumed for medicinal purposes, most commonly to boost the immune system; n. / 4. / A potent skincare ingredient that can break up dark spots to help micronize pigmentation and reduce its visibility for a clearer complexion, e.g., “Reverse the signs of sun damage with turkey tail.”
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