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chanterelle

[shan-tuh-rel, chan-]
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noun
  1. a mushroom, Cantharellus cibarius, having a bright yellow-to-orange funnel-shaped cap, a favorite edible species in France.

Origin of chanterelle

1765–75; < French < New Latin cantharella, equivalent to Latin canthar(us) tankard (< Greek kántharos) + -ella diminutive suffix
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chanterelle

noun
  1. any saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungus of the genus Cantharellus, esp C. cibarius, having an edible yellow funnel-shaped mushroom: family Cantharellaceae

Word Origin

C18: from French, from New Latin cantharella, diminutive of Latin cantharus drinking vessel, from Greek kantharos
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