shiitake means: This is the best-known domesticated mushroom. It has a distinctive and rich flavor. The stem should not be eaten, instead save it to stockpile. You can find dried stems in many Oriental markets. You can also find them fresh in larger supermarkets. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does shiitake mean?

The mushroom (Lentinula edodes) Caps native to East Asia with edible brown or golden caps. (in Merlin Dictionary)