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{n: Armillaria ponderosa, white matsutake} a large white mushroom that develops brown stains as it ages; gills are white; odor is spicy and aromatic; collected commercially for oriental cooking the Pacific Northwest

{n: Eureka} a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean

{n: Gymnopilus ventricosus} a giant fungus of the Pacific Northwest; has a very thick stalk and the cortina leaves a ring high up on the stalk

{n: Northwest Passage} a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)

{n: Pacific Northwest} a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia

{n: United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.} North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

{n: giant northwest shipworm, Bankia setaceae} giant shipworm of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: totem pole} a tribal emblem consisting of a pillar carved and painted with totemic figures; erected by Indian tribes of the northwest Pacific coast

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