Inguqulelo ka mushroom in isiXhosa

mushroom

inkowane

Ubizo-magama /mush-ruum/

isibizoPlural mushrooms

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    inkowane
    ikhowa
    Some mushrooms are good to eat, but some are poisonous Ezinye iinkowane zikulungele ukutyiwa, kodwa ezinye ziyityhefu

Usetyenziso

Traditionally, edible mushrooms are known as 'amakhowa', and poisonous mushrooms are 'iinkowane'. Rural people still make this distinction, but many urban speakers use the words interchangeably, and they often use the borrowed word 'imashrum'.